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

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Regnery Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Science - 338 pages
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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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Review: Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution Is Wrong

User Review  - Jeffrey Backlin - Goodreads

Arguments against the icons of evolution, introductory work. There are better works out there. Read full review

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

User Review  - Eric Hungerford - Goodreads

It is refreshing to get ahold of such an objective and skeptical analysis of a theory touted as scientific. In reality Darwinian evolution is propped up by iconography, oft-repeated mantras by its ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The MillerUrey Experiment
9
Darwins Tree of Life
29
Homology in Vertebrate Limbs
59
Haeckels Embryos
81
Archaeopteryx The Missing Link
111
Peppered Moths
137
Darwins Finches
159
Fossil Horses and Directed Evolution
195
From Ape to Human The Ultimate Icon
209
Science or Myth?
229
An Evaluation of Ten Recent Biology Textbooks
249
Suggested Warning Labels for Biology Textbooks
259
Research Notes
261
Index
333
Copyright

FourWinged Fruit Flies
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