Why Evolution Is True
"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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Review: Why Evolution Is TrueUser Review - Paul - Goodreads
Excellent introduction to the topic of evolution. Although Coyne explains the basic concepts very clearly, some of those concepts ore somewhat abstract and I can see how this could lead to misunderstandings by nonscientists. Read full review
Review: Why Evolution Is TrueUser Review - Scot - Goodreads
Engaging and thought provoking read on evolution. Read full review
Making the Record
What the Fossils Say
Palimpsests in Embryos
Breaking the Rules
Our Genetic Heritage
The Sticky Question of Race
What About Now?
The Beast Within
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?