Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne

Why Evolution Is True

byJerry A. Coyne

Kobo ebook | January 22, 2009

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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.

Title:Why Evolution Is TrueFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 22, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1440685851

ISBN - 13:9781440685859

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Good I was forced to read this book for a class and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading it. Unlike the bulky textbooks, reading this was actually quite fun and was a nice blend of humor and scientific fact. There are also nice diagrams inside. Personally, my favourite line: "The wings of the kiwi are functionless nubs" (Coyne 59).
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very understandable I had to read this for first-year bio years ago and I still find myself re-reading chapters. It is a fascinating overview of some of the most interesting studies of evolution and reminds me of how magical life on earth really is
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Very informative, detailed and well-written.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent: interesting and educational! You will keep this one. I enjoyed reading this book very much. Jerry A. Coyne is a leading, world renowned evolutionary biologist and breaks down evolution for the lay person to understand. Definitely a great reference book to keep and to give your kids (teenage) to read too or to give as a gift to someone interested in this topic.
Date published: 2016-11-04

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"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard DawkinsIn 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.