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Why Evolution Is True

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9780143116646

ISBN10:
0143116649
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Pub. Date:
1/26/2010
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Penguin Books
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Excellent Introduction  March 30, 2011
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I was pleasantly surprised to find this an informative textbook with a number of topics I wasn't familiar with. It's well-written, clear, to-the-point, with plenty of interesting detail, and by no means overlong. It also avoids getting into the religion wars. Mind you, if someone wants to bash religions, being indifferent I have no reason to object, but it's kind of a tiresome distraction when I'm trying to learn about science, and needs to be discussed someplace else. Anyway, recommended on all counts.






Why Evolution Is True: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Summary

In this succinct and accessible summary of the facts supporting the theory of natural selection, Coyne dispels common misunderstandings and fears about evolution and clearly confirms the scientific truth that supports this amazing process of change.

Jerry Coyne talks about extent and breadth of the evidence for evolution and how the reasons for believing in evolution are not as clearly argued in today's textbooks as they were fifty years ago. He contends that professional evolutionists may take evolution on faith, or on the authority of their intellectual forerunners. He explains how evolution is both a theory and a fact.

He lists some genuine controversies within evolution, and states that they are indeed taught in the schools. He discusses the relationship of belief in evolution to disbelief in God. And he explains why he feels the need, as a scientist, to publicly speak out in defense of Darwinism.

Author Biography

Jerry A. Coyne has been a professor at the University of Chicago in the department of ecology and evolution for twenty years. He specializes in evolutionary genetics and works predominantly on the origin of new species.

Author Biography

Jerry A. Coyne has been a professor at the University of Chicago in the department of ecology and evolution for twenty years. He specializes in evolutionary genetics and works predominantly on the origin of new species.


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