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Among the wonders that science has uncovered about the universe, no subject has sparked more fascination and fury than evolution. Yet in all the ongoing debates about creationism and its descendant, a oeintelligent design, a one element of the controversy is rarely mentioned: the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection. And that evidence is vast, varied and magnificent, drawn from a huge spectrum of scientific inquiry ranging from genetics, anatomy, and molecular biology to paleontology and geology.
Why Evolution is True is a succinct and accessible summary of the facts supporting Darwinian evolution. Scientists today are finding species splitting in two, observing natural selection changing animals and plants before our eyes, and discovering more and more fossils capturing change in the past a dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs. Jerry Coyne eloquently shows that evolution does not destroy the beauty of life but enhances it.
Listening to this audiobook will explain why so many scientists have dedicated their careers to resolving this debate, and why education administrators fervently fight legislation demanding that science curricula include equal time for anti-Darwinian theories. By demonstrating the a oeindelible stampa of the process first proposed by Darwin, Jerry Coyne clearly confirms that evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact a a fact that cannot be doubted by anyone with an open mind.
The proof for evolution is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of scientific inquiry. Today, scientists are documenting species splitting into two, observing animals and plants adapting before our eyes, and finding more and more fossils capturing what happened eons ago?dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs. In this unique and accessible summary of the facts supporting the theory of natural selection, Jerry A. Coyne eloquently shows that evolution does nothing to destroy the beauty of life, only enhances it. By demonstrating the ?indelible stamp? of the processes first proposed by Darwin, Coyne does not aim to prove creationism wrong. Rather, by using irrefutable evidence, he sets out to prove evolution right.?Coyne is as graceful a stylist and as clear a scientific explainer as Darwin himself (no mean feat) . . . One of the best single-volume introductions to evolutionary theory ever.? ?Wired