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Author LinkSmith, Cameron McPherson,1967-
Title LinkThe top 10 myths about evolution / by Cameron McPherson Smith and Charles Sullivan.
Variant Title Top ten myths about evolution
Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007.
Description 200 p. :  ill. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-182) and index.
Contents Contents: Myth one: survival of the fittest -- Myth two: it’s just a theory -- Myth three: the ladder of progress -- Myth four: the missing link -- Myth five: evolution is random -- Myth six: people come from monkeys -- Myth seven: nature’s perfect balance -- Myth eight: creationism disproves evolution -- Myth nine: intelligent design is science -- Myth ten: evolution is immoral.
Summary In this concise, accessible handbook, educators Cameron M. Smith and Charles Sullivan dispel the ten most common myths about evolution. By explaining why the myth that evolution is just a theory falls flat; by discounting the idea that humans are somehow the ultimate goal of evolution; by clarifying what randomness means in nature and showing that evolution is not random; and by unmasking creationist and intelligent design arguments as simple magic tricks of tortured logic, the authors get down to the nitty-gritty of why evolution happens and how we know for a fact that it does.--p.[4] of cover.
Subject LinkEvolution (Biology)
LinkPaleontology -- Popular works.
Add.Author LinkSullivan, Charles, 1963-

System Number 000668086
ISBN Link159102479X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9781591024798 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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