Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach about Evolution is Wrong

Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach about Evolution is Wrong

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by Jonathan Wells, Jody F. Sjogren
     
 

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How would you react if told that you and your children have been lied to in science lessons at school and university? Yet this is exactly what has been happening for decades, as Icons of Evolution' demonstrates.
The author, a Berkeley Ph.D in Biology, is not a creationist, but his book describes many serious misrepresentations of facts commonly found in biology

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How would you react if told that you and your children have been lied to in science lessons at school and university? Yet this is exactly what has been happening for decades, as Icons of Evolution' demonstrates.
The author, a Berkeley Ph.D in Biology, is not a creationist, but his book describes many serious misrepresentations of facts commonly found in biology textbooks, which are used to perpetuate belief in evolution. The main part of the book describes ten of these icons', devoting one chapter to each, and shows what is wrong with them in the light of published scientific evidence. The chapters are all fairly brief, and each is divided into short sections, to make the material easier to assimilate. The author's thesis is amply documented with 71 pages of research notes at the end of the book.

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The author retraces the reasoning of proponents of evolution from Darwin to the present to show what he sees as their empirically false, and frequently faked conclusions. He contends that these conclusions are presented to the public so many times and in so many ways that they become irrefutable "icons." The information conveyed by these icons is never questioned and is in fact promoted with tax dollars in many contexts. Wells is a postdoctoral biologist (with Ph.D.s from both Yale and the U. of California at Berkeley) who is currently affiliated with the Discovery Institute, Seattle, Washington). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Why is much of the popular theory of evolution wrong? This covers scientific discoveries under-explored in college and high school texts, probing the popular but false images of evolution which have dominated science - such as pictures of apes evolving into humans - and pinpointing scientifically why they are false. This calls for professional honesty in acknowledging recent contradictions to such images, providing a thought-provoking analysis of Darwin's theory in light of recent science discoveries.

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ISBN-13:
9780895262769
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.20(d)

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