Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth?
Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution Is Wrong
What some biologists know... and are not telling you. In this shocking book, Berkeley-educated doctor of biology Jonathan Wells lets you in on scientific discoveries you won’t learn about from college and high school textbooks—and reveals a dirty little secret known only to some of his fellow biologists. The best-known “icons” of evolution—from pictures of apes evolving into humans, to comparisons of fish and human embryos, to moths on tree trunks—are false or misleading.
For decades, biology students have been taught things about evolution that are simply untrue. These icons of evolution appear even in the most recent textbooks, although the scientific literature is full of evidence that they are false. Apparently, dogmatic promoters of Darwinian evolution fear that without these icons, public faith in their claims will disappear, so they knowingly misinform our children and suppress scientific evidence.
In Icons of Evolution Jonathan Wells reveals:
- How the textbook version of the origin of life assumes the exact opposite of what scientists now believe was the environment on the early Earth
- How scientists have long known that drawings supposedly showing similarities between fish and human embryos were faked, yet continue to use them as evidence for evolution
- How Darwin’s theory of natural selection is illustrated with staged photographs showing moths on tree trunks, where they don’t actually rest
- How the alleged role of mutations in evolution is illustrated with artificially-engineered fruit flies that show the opposite of what evolutionary theory requires
- How horse evolution and pictures of apes evolving into humans are used to promote a materialistic philosophy that has no legitimate place in science classrooms
It reveals that Darwinian evolution is a theory in crisis that distorts the truth to maintain its influence over science education. And it is a policeman’s whistle, calling upon scientists to clean house and rid their textbooks of lies.