When an electrical engineer decides to study the evidence for human evolution…
Being unsatisfied with the explanations from Christianity (his religion) and from the followers of Darwin’s theory on the origins of species, he feels that there’s much more to it than the information spoon-fed to the public…
In the era of genomic testing and ubiquitous availability of information, the only requirement that you need when seeking answers is time. The Internet provides access to the latest/historic research studies on any topic. However, you may need to train yourself to develop a critical mind to be able to appropriately interpret the data you gather.
What better way to view things than from an outsider’s perspective?!
Having a background in engineering, Perry Marshall was not only able to view the evidence with different eyes, but he was also able to integrate concepts from engineering and information technology when interpreting his findings.
I first saw his book Evolution 2.0 at the science branch of New York Public Library. I did a quick search on the author and, to be honest, I was somewhat skeptic to start reading it because I saw the author had no formal training in the field.
There are so many books on my reading list that I cannot waste time with low-grade ones.
No formal training, but self-training, as in Perry’s case is, contrary to popular belief, an advantage…
And I’m glad that I opened the book and read the first few pages before putting it back on the shelf and forgetting about it. That’s how I got absorbed.
300+ pages devoured in less than 3 days. A delight, to say the least. Evolution 2.0 has, by all means, cemented my faith in divinity.
Here I share a few take-away messages from Perry.
The level of depth of Perry’s self-education is nothing short of extraordinary. You do need to have some background/familiarity in/with the field of genomics (+ computer science, engineering, and evolutionary biology) to get a good grasp of this book.
What I’m about to share is only glimpse of what the book has to offer…