Explore Evolution The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism


Introduction: The Catechism Versus the Data

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 Explore Evolution, but especially the associated scientific evidence and controversies, that his review perfectly illustrates the need for a book like EE. Our reply will reverse the order of Timmer’s review. He starts by using nearly 1200 words to speculate about the motives of EE‘s authors. Since Timmer Read More ›

The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism