Why Evolution Is True (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 22, 2009 - Science - 304 pages
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"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins

In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet the proof of evolution by natural selection is vast, varied, and magnificent. In this succinct and accessible summary of the facts supporting the theory of natural selection, Jerry A. Coyne dispels common misunderstandings and fears about evolution and clearly confirms the scientific truth that supports this amazing process of change. Weaving 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, Why Evolution Is True does not aim to prove creationism wrong. Rather, by using irrefutable evidence, it sets out to prove evolution right.




  

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User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE. ((2009). Jerry A. Coyne. ****. The author is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, and has been there for over twenty years. The ... Read full review

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Jerry Coyne ' why evolution is true is a clearly well written and organized book supported with useful diagrams, provides an easy to understand summary on evolution theory , a good book for beginners ... Read full review

Contents

Making the Record
The Facts
What the Fossils Say
Vestiges
Atavisms
Dead Genes
Palimpsests in Embryos
Bad Design
Breaking the Rules
Why Choose?
Fossil Ancestors
Our Genetic Heritage
The Sticky Question of Race
What About Now?
The Beast Within
General

Continents
Islands
Envoi
Evolution Without Selection
Animal and Plant Breeding
Evolution in the Test Tube
Resistance to Drugs and Poisons
Selection in the Wild
Can Selection Build Complexity?
The Solutions
Why Sex?
Evolution Creationism and Social Issues
Preface
Written in the Rocks
Remnants Vestiges Embryos and Bad Design
The Geography of Life
The Engine of Evolution
How Sex Drives Evolution
The Origin of Species
What About Us?
Evolution Redux
Copyright

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Jerry A. Coyne has been a professor at the University of ChiJerry A. Coyne has been a professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution for the pastcago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution for the past twenty years, where he specializes in evolutionary genetics twenty years, where he specializes in evolutionary genetics and the origin of new species. He is a regular contributor and the origin of new species. He is a regular contributor to The New Republic, The Time Literary Supplement, and NPR. to The New Republic, The Time Literary Supplement, and NPR.

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