About Perry Marshall & Evolution 2.0

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The science of evolution has been held hostage far too long by religious and anti-religious extremists.

Hi, my name is Perry Marshall. I’m a business consultant and Electrical Engineer. I went down the evolution rabbit hole a decade ago. I suspected my discoveries might make me an atheist – but I decided I would follow the evidence wherever it led.

Perry with George Church, leading geneticist at Harvard Medical School and professor at MIT. Time Magazine voted George one of the 100 most influential people of 2017. George is a judge for the Evolution 2.0 Prize.

What I discovered was the untold science story of the century – the miracle of evolution. I discovered organisms cut, splice and re-arrange their DNA, performing astonishing engineering feats in real time… feats that put even the world’s smartest software coders to shame. I came to this conclusion: Darwinists underestimate nature. Creationists underestimate God.

Nature is astonishingly more sophisticated than either side was telling us. And both sides were omitting the most tantalizing parts of the story. Darwinists were deliberately “dumbing down” the science to make living things look random, purposeless and accidental. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The creation/ID movement, while pointing out many flaws in Darwinism, was creating an unsafe environment for scientists to speak openly about problems with the current theories.

In many cases it was outright denying or downplaying great discoveries. Practicing scientists were getting caught in the crossfire and being drowned by loud voices on both sides.

 That’s why I wrote the book Evolution 2.0: Breaking The Deadlock Between Darwin and Design. My study of evolution did not make me an atheist. I’m still a Christian.

Denis Noble CBE with Perry Marshall. Denis is an Oxford professor whose heart research made pacemakers possible. Denis organized the famous “New Trends in Biological Evolution” conference at the Royal Society in London in 2016. Denis is a judge for the Evolution 2.0 Prize.

But as a citizen of a supposedly “free country,” I’m concerned because people of MANY faiths and points of view are unable to speak – because of the polarization and politics. This is no laughing matter and this is no small thing. The gridlock is severely limiting science and technology. It’s teaching people to react instead of think.

That’s why this website is a DMZ, a “De-Militarized Zone” – a place where we defend the rights of everyone to speak, even our opponents.

This is a space where people of ALL views can be heard, as long as you: 1) Lay your biases down on the table.

You must be your real, non-anonymous self. No hiding behind screen names, no hidden agendas. 2) Come forward with empirical science – science that can be tested and evaluated. 3) Speak and listen with patience and civility.

NOTE: This DMZ is not a haven for anonymous cowards. Many come here (often lacking manners) and attempt to post their opinions, commentary etc. while hiding behind screen names.

Perry with Paul Davies, announcing the Evolution 2.0 Prize at Arizona State University. Paul is director of the BEYOND Center at ASU, bestselling author, and has cooperated with the Pope and the Dalai Lama to bridge the gap between science and faith.

 That is not what the DMZ is for, and those people get banned. If you will not sign your name your opinion is worthless. Evolution 2.0 is a place for people who enjoy the clash of ideas and have the courage to be right or wrong in public.

All science is practiced with some underlying philosophy. Everyone has a right to their views and beliefs. Here, we insist that people lay their cards on the table, and that everyone who has evidence to present gets a fair chance to present it.

About Perry Marshall

Perry Marshall is an author, speaker, engineer and world-renowned business consultant in Chicago. With a decade of research, he brings a fresh perspective to the 150-year old evolution debate. Bill Gates of Microsoft and the founders of Google revolutionized software and the Internet through their status as outsiders. Similarly, Perry harnesses a communication engineer’s outsider’s perspective to reveal a century of unrecognized research and discoveries.

Evolution 2.0 builds its case on standard, peer reviewed mainstream research. It resolves the conflict between Darwin and Design, opening new avenues of science research and raising tantalizing new questions. Perry’s work in digital communication networks, control systems, acoustics and e-commerce bring practical insight to questions about nature and science. His books include 80/20 Sales & Marketing, Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, and Industrial Ethernet.

His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, and his business methods are taught at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs at the California Institute of Technology. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering.


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