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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I actually agree with most of what Ms. Ingraham was saying, but yet I still felt a little annoyed by the book. It was a little preachy and I found my self asking during several chapters- " What he ... Read full review

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Please take notice of the employer of Mr. Wells. It is a creation think tank which will only accept that God did it. Much of the critical analysis relies on the ignorance of the reading public to the principles behind the principal of evolution as understood in science and is an effort to undermine the teaching of same.
Science by it very nature constantly challenged and new ideas develop. The theory of evolution has been time tested and survived the onslaught of religious critics. The myth is in the creationist concepts as the "theory of creation" does not even qualify as a theory under any scientific scrutiny. Read this with a brain. please
 

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

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