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Why Evolution Is True

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ISBN13: 9780143116646
ISBN10: 0143116649
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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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In this succinct and accessible summary of the facts supporting the theory of natural selection, Coyne dispels common misunderstandings and fears about evolution and clearly confirms the scientific truth that supports this amazing process of change.

About the Author

Jerry A. Coyne has been a professor at the University of Chicago in the department of ecology and evolution for twenty years. He specializes in evolutionary genetics and works predominantly on the origin of new species.

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DANE, January 31, 2014 (view all comments by DANE)
With so many people still not believing in evolution, these books sadly have to keep coming. Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution Is True does an excellent job of laying out the basics, defining terms and explaining all the numerous lines of evidence. One of the most important points he makes early on is that there's a vast difference in the definition of the word "theory" depending on whether you're a scientist or a layperson. Even if you're a science-educated 100% acceptor of evolution, I'm sure you'll learn a thing or two. And the more we know, the better responses we can provide when faced with doubters.
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DANE, November 27, 2013 (view all comments by DANE)
It's tragic in a way that this book had to be written but that's the world we live in ... at least for now. Evolution is not "just" a theory and is not debated amongst scientists. It's as much a fact as gravity. Hopefully this book will add to your bag of evidence the next time someone disagrees.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116646
Author:
Coyne, Jerry A.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w art and photos throughout
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.42x5.62x.66 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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