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.

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