New PDF release: Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution

By Francisco J. Ayala

ISBN-10: 0801899389

ISBN-13: 9780801899386

Regardless of the continued cultural controversy in the US, evolution is still a cornerstone of technology. during this e-book, Francisco J. Ayala—an evolutionary biologist, member of the nationwide Academy of Sciences, and winner of the nationwide Medal of technology and the Templeton Prize—cuts to the chase in a bold try to deal with, 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 booklet 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 thought, explains how the method works, and soundly makes the case for why evolution isn't really a possibility 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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