By Francisco J. Ayala
Regardless of the continued cultural controversy in the US, evolution continues to be a cornerstone of technological know-how. during this ebook, Francisco J. Ayala—an evolutionary biologist, member of the nationwide Academy of Sciences, and winner of the nationwide Medal of technological know-how and the Templeton Prize—cuts to the chase in a bold try to handle, in nontechnical language, six perennial questions on evolution:
• Am I a Monkey?
• Why Is Evolution a Theory?
• what's DNA?
• Do All Scientists settle for Evolution?
• How Did lifestyles Begin?
• Can One think in Evolution and God?
This to-the-point ebook solutions each one of those questions with strength. Ayala's sometimes biting essays refuse to lend credence to disingenuous principles and arguments. He lays out the fundamental technological know-how that underlies evolutionary conception, explains how the method works, and soundly makes the case for why evolution isn't really a chance to religion.
Brief, incisive, topical, authoritative, Am I a Monkey? will take you an afternoon to learn and an entire life to ponder.
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Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution by Francisco J. Ayala