Why Evolution Is True - Jerry A. Coyne

Why Evolution Is True

By Jerry A. Coyne

  • Release Date: 2009-01-22
  • Genre: Life Sciences
  • Size: 2.58 MB
Score: 4
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"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins

In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet the proof of evolution by natural selection is vast, varied, and magnificent. In this succinct and accessible summary of the facts supporting the theory of natural selection, Jerry A. Coyne dispels common misunderstandings and fears about evolution and clearly confirms the scientific truth that supports this amazing process of change. Weaving together the many threads of modern work in genetics, paleontology, geology, molecular biology, and anatomy that demonstrate the "indelible stamp" of the processes first proposed by Darwin, Why Evolution Is True does not aim to prove creationism wrong. Rather, by using irrefutable evidence, it sets out to prove evolution right.


  • Masterpiece

    By Jackson David Reynolds
    A spectacularly accessible book, artfully crafted, and keenly suitable to both the scientist and layman alike.
  • Excellent

    By Sean311
    The author lays out the facts of evolution, has a great writing style, and contrasts his arguments with creationism without showing contempt for religion.
  • bad download?

    By Aquanautix
    error on many pages and several chapters appear to be missing from download to ipad 1. wish there was a way to redo this.
  • Very Good Read

    By BlkThor
    While everyone knows (or should know) the general idea behind evolution, the author delves into minute details that further validate the theory without boring this reader. Very informative.
  • The Best Of It's Genre

    By XL-25
    I disagree with the review by William Austin. Yes, "The Greatest Show On Earth" contains more technical details, but those who are inclined to summarily dismiss evolution for ideological prejudices are probably not equipped to understand the scientific rigor of Dawkins. This book is the best case I've read for evolution that doesn't require the reader to have already accepted the logical details of the scientific method.
  • Okay, but information very commonplace.

    By Mime454
    I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who has ever read a book about Evolution. Everything in this book is very commonplace knowledge. I recommend "The Greatest Show on Earth" to more advanced learners. Give this one to a creationist. I rated it so low so that it might encourage people to read this review and avoid the mistake that I made.
  • The best book of it's kind

    By Jace Nicklien
    If I had to recommend one book to someone that wanted to learn about evolution this would be the one.
  • Easy to read, very informative

    By Indexck
    I loved your book! Seen through the eyes of an informed "evolutionist", all life now seems so much more special knowing the miraculous path ours and all other forms of life travelled to get to where we are today! How rare and special are we all!
  • This book is a gem!

    By Cinkafo
    My thanks to Professor Coyne for writi g this book. It helps me a lot in self teaching evolution. Very easy to understand. A really gem for beginner who doesn't know much about evolution.