Explore Evolution The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism

Explore Evolution Author Responds to Critics

CSC Fellow and Explore Evolution co-author Paul Nelson has a substantive series of responses to biologist and science writer John Timmer’s online critique of the biology textbook:

On September 24, 2008, biologist and science writer John Timmer published an online review of the supplementary biology textbook Explore Evolution (EE). Timmer had previously written about EE without having read it, so Discovery Institute sent him a copy. Alas — having EE in his hands improved neither the quality of Timmer’s writing about the book, nor indeed his coverage of the relevant science. In fact, Timmer so baldly misrepresents both the content of EE, but especially the associated scientific evidence and controversies, that his review perfectly illustrates the need for a book like EE.

Dr. Nelson’s responses continue on the Further Debate page of this site. 

Already published in the series are: 

  • The Catechism Versus the Data (part 1): A Reply to John Timmer about Explore Evolution 
  • The Catechism Versus the Data (Part 2): Much Ado About A Footnote Citing Christian Schwabe 
  • The Catechism Versus the Data (Part 3): The “Fact” of Evolution 
  • The Catechism Versus the Data (Part 4): The Origin of the Tetrapods Stay tuned for more in this series defending Explore Evolution. 
  • And a fifth response by CSC’s Casey Luskin: The Catechism Versus the Data (Part 5): When Did Neo-Darwinism Become a Dirty Word?

Stay tuned for further debate over teaching the controversy.

Robert Crowther, II

Robert Crowther holds a BA in Journalism with an emphasis in public affairs and 20 years experience as a journalist, publisher, and brand marketing and media relations specialist. From 1994-2000 he was the Director of Public and Media Relations for Discovery Institute overseeing most aspects of communications for each of the Institute's major programs. In addition to handling public and media relations he managed the Institute's first three books to press, Justice Matters by Roberta Katz, Speaking of George Gilder edited by Frank Gregorsky, and The End of Money by Richard Rahn.

The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism