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Why Evolution Is True - Jerry A. Coyne
Why Evolution Is True
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Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a factIn all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design," there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection. Even... show more
Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a factIn all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design," there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection. Even Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould, while extolling the beauty of evolution and examining case studies, have not focused on the evidence itself. Yet the proof is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of science. Scientists are observing species splitting into two and are finding more and more fossils capturing change in the past-dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs. Why Evolution Is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, paleontology, geology, molecular biology, and anatomy that demonstrate the "indelible stamp" of the processes first proposed by Darwin. In crisp, lucid prose accessible to a wide audience, Why Evolution Is True dispels common misunderstandings and fears about evolution and clearly confirms that this amazing process of change has been firmly established as a scientific truth.
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ISBN: 9780670020539 (0670020532)
Publisher: Viking
Pages no: 282
Edition language: English
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Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it
4.0 Why Evolution Is True [Jerry A. Coyne]
I'm going to miss this book. Not as much as I miss Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World and Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We are Who We Are but I will still miss this book. Some of it was very familiar to me, since I've read several other books about evolution and oc...
Carlo
Carlo rated it
This is a remarkable book. It is written by someone who is really interested in educating people and not just laying out facts. I loved the tone of the author and am now following his blog Why Evolution is True which is really interesting and amusing (this guy really loves cats!). He almost daily po...
NicolaW
NicolaW rated it
3.0 Why Evolution is True
Well-written, interesting, informative and in some parts amusing. Good basic book for those, like me, with no scientific background.
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Maybe not new info if you're up on your evolutionary biology, but clearly and entertainingly written, and Coyne effectively smacks down every argument against evolution. Very well done.
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