Are students learning the whole truth about Darwin's
theory of evolution? According to a growing number of scientists,
the surprising answer is no. They claim that many of the most
famous "Icons of Evolution" including Darwin's
"Tree of Life", finches from the Galapagos Islands,
and embryos that look remarkably similarare based on outdated
research and sloppy logic. They say that students are being hurt
by the failure to present both sides of an emerging scientific
debate over Darwin's theory.
Running time: approximately 51 minutes. Color.
Arranged in seven sections that mirror the seven
icons dissected in the video, the Icons Study Guide presents
a short discussion of each icon, as well as learning goals and
study questions within each sub-section. Research notes are also
included at the end of the guide.
Paperback, 24 pp.
Following Jonathan Wells's acclaimed book,
Icons of Evolution, this video lecture/interview with Dr.
Wells focuses on 6 of the 10 icons in the book. Wells shows how
biology textbooks distort the scientific evidence to promote Darwinian
evolution and the naturalistic philosophy that underlies it.
Recorded at the University of California at Santa
Running Time: 1 hour 21 minutes.
|Jonathan Wells has news
for you. Everything you were taught about evolution was wrong. Every
iconic image--from the "primordial soup" to the changing colors
of moths in industrial England, to the ascent of man--is, says Dr.
Wells, either inconclusive, incomplete, or even outright fraudulent.
Wells commands readers to sharpen their critical thinking and challenge
the integrity of scientific thought, while arguing for greater honesty
in the continuing, contentious debate over evolution. Wells argues
that the most famous case studies for evolution "no longer convey
the spirit or substance of science, but have become instruments
of indoctrination--the icons of evolution." These icons deserve
to be toppled for the falsehoods that they are. Icons of Evolution
is a book that will light the fires of controversy and force scientists
to give us a more honest and objective report on what we've truly
discovered about evolution in the past 100 years.