Explore Evolution The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism

Further Debate

Further Debate


One way scientists have advanced the frontiers of human knowledge is through spirited, yet civil, debate about the meaning of publicly accessible evidence. Scientists often debate how best to interpret the available evidence. Controversy in science is nothing new. It’s not a distraction; it’s normal. Explore Evolution is part of the continuing debate over Neo-Darwinism. On this page, the authors of Explore Evolution along with other scientists continue the discussion by responding to questions, comments, and critiques related to issues covered by the textbook. Responses are organized in two ways: by major review, and by book section/topic.


Responses to Major Reviews

Response to the National Center for Science Education's Review of Explore Evolution

Response to Brian Metscher's Book Review in Evolution & Development

The Catechism Versus the Data: A Reply to John Timmer's Review of Explore Evolution

Responses Organized by Book Section/Topic

Preface and Introduction

The Creationism Gambit

Evolution and Testability

The "Fact" of Evolution

The Definitions of "Evolution"

When Did "Neo-Darwinism" Become a Dirty Word?

A Mis-Aimed Critique of Inquiry Based Learning

Double Standard on Textbook Treatments of Evolution

Universal Common Descent

Fossil Succession

Malcolm Gordon and the Origin of Tetrapods

Anatomical Homology

Anatomical Homology and Circular Definitions

Molecular Homology

Reply to NCSE on Universal Genetic Code

Molecular Phylogeny and Phylogenetic Trees

Monophyly vs. Polyphyly and Christian Schwabe

Embryology

Genetic Toolkits

Haeckel, Darwin, and Textbooks

Biogeography

The NCSE's Biogeographic Conundrums: A Defense of Explore Evolution's Treatment of Biogeography

The Creative Power of Natural Selection

Response to the NCSE's Reply to Explore Evolution on Natural Selection

Misrepresenting the Gálapagos Finches

Fact and Fiction about the Peppered Moth

Antibiotic Resistance Revisited

A New Challenge: Molecular “Machines”

Special Studies

Natural Selection as Survival of the Fittest

What Fossils Can’t Tell You

Conclusion: The Nature of Dissent in Science

For Discussion on the Debate, visit:

www.exploreevolution.com/debate

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The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism