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Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution

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By: Douglas J Futuyma

304 pages, 40 illus

Sinauer Associates

Paperback | Jun 1995 | #47298 | ISBN: 0878931848
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About this book

Reprint of the classic 1982 response to creationism, which provides all readers with the evidence for evolution, an explanation of evolutionary processes, and an insight into the nature of scientific enquiry. This 1995 edition contains an extensive afterword which brings both scientific and social issues up to date.
`a lucid and masterly treatment' - RC Lewontin
`a masterly summation of the evidence for evolution' - Ernst Mayr


Contents

Reason Under Fire - The Growth of Evolutionary Science - The Legacy of the Taxonomists - The Fossil Record - Human Evolution - Natural Selection and Adaptation - Chance and Mutation - The Origin of Species - Scientific Knowledge - Creationist Arguments - The Case for Evolution - The Social Role of Evolution

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