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2000, Regnery Publishing, 338 pages, hardback with dust wrapper, illustrations and charts, 23.5cm x 16 cm.
Doctor of biology Jonathan Wells lets you in on scientific discoveries you won’t learn about from college and high school textbooks. The best-known “icons” of evolution – from pictures of apes evolving into humans, to comparison of fish and human embryos, to moths on tree trunks – are false or misleading. These icons of evolution appear even in the most recent textbooks, although the scientific literature is full of evidence that they are false.
In Icons of Evolution Jonathan Wells reveals:
– How the textbook version of the origin of life assumes the exact opposite of what scientist now believe was the environment on the early Earth
– How scientists have long known that drawings supposedly showing similarities between fish and human embryos were faked, yet continue to use them as evidence for evolution.
-How Darwin’s theory of natural selection is illustrated with stages photographs shows moths on tree trunks, where they don”t actually rest
-how the alleged role of mutations in evolution is illustrated with artificially-engineered fruit flies that show the opposite of what evolutionary theory requires.
Very clear and readable!
“Jonathan Wells has done us all – the scientific community, educators, and the wider public – a great service. In Icons of Evolution he has brilliantly exposed the exaggerated claims and deceptions that have persisted in standard textbook discussions of biological origins for many decades, in spite of contrary evidence. These claims have been so often repeated that they seem unassailable – that is, until one reads Wells’s book.” – Dean H. Kenyon, Professor of Biology, San Francisco State Unviersity and co-author of Biochemical Predestination