Why Evolution Is True Author:Jerry A. Coyne Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact — In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant ?intelligent design,? there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned?the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection. Even Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gou... more »ld, while extolling the beauty of evolution and examining case studies, have not focused on the evidence itself. Yet the proof is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of science. Scientists are observing species splitting into two and are finding more and more fossils capturing change in the past?dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs.
Why Evolution Is True weaves 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. In crisp, lucid prose accessible to a wide audience, Why Evolution Is True dispels common misunderstandings and fears about evolution and clearly confirms that this amazing process of change has been firmly established as a scientific truth.« less
Excellent book!!! Very informative and entertaining. It presents evidence to dispute claims that creationists or people that believe in intelligent design that evolution is not true. Evolution is true. There are a lot of things that I didn't know since I was a science major in college a long time ago. There are a lot of things being discovered all the time. The author wrote in such a manner that things were easily understood and also stated what things creationists questioned about evolution. Evolution is a very volatile topic these days, but this book is an excellent source of concrete facts. I recommend this book very highly.
For someone like me, raised in a home antagonistic to Darwinian evolution, I would count this as the single most helpful book for breaking down misconceptions and clarifying half truths on the theory of evolution. This book is simply and clearly presented. I had never heard of some of the most basic arguments, and found the sections on dead genes, biogeography, and the continuity of the fiossil record to be particularly enlightening.