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Icons of Evolution : Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution Is Wrong - Jonathan Wells

Icons of Evolution

Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution Is Wrong

By: Jonathan Wells, Jody F. Sjogren (Illustrator)

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Published: 1st January 2002
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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.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Miller-Urey Experimentp. 9
Darwin's Tree of Lifep. 29
Homology in Vertebrate Limbsp. 59
Haeckel's Embryosp. 81
Archaeopteryx: The Missing Linkp. 111
Peppered Mothsp. 137
Darwin's Finchesp. 159
Four-Winged Fruit Fliesp. 177
Fossil Horses and Directed Evolutionp. 195
From Ape to Human: The Ultimate Iconp. 209
Science or Myth?p. 229
An Evaluation of Ten Recent Biology Textbooksp. 249
Suggested Warning Labels for Biology Textbooksp. 259
Research Notesp. 261
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780895262004
ISBN-10: 0895262002
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Regnery Publishing Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43