The subject is Dr. Wells’s new book Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution. Of all the new icons he discusses, including cancer, the appendix, and walking whales, I suppose my sentimental favorite must be the human tail, wagged gleefully by theistic evolutionist Karl Giberson a few years back in a debate with Stephen Meyer. Giberson displayed a photo of a baby with a fully formed tail. This demonstrated the truth of common descent, right?
Wells recalls the incident, and notes, as we first reported here, that the photo was a Photoshop fabrication.
It was totally false. The guy didn’t know it at the time, apparently, and apologized afterward. But he said it was no big deal. And this is the attitude in zombie science. When the evidence runs against you, it’s no big deal because the story’s got to be true, no matter what.
Right – no matter what. It’s a wonderful book, and the scientists who’ve read it (unlike those who plainly admit they haven’t) love it:
“Evolutionary biologists provide contradictory hypotheses of the tree of life and mistaken answers on walking whales, junk DNA, the human eye, the origin of life, and many other captivating topics. To be up to date and informed on the many falsehoods dominating contemporary science and biology textbooks, I strongly recommend Zombie Science, the latest ‘politically incorrect’ book by Jonathan Wells.”
Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, PhD, Senior Scientist, Department of Molecular Genetics, Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research, Cologne (Retired)
“When I read Zombie Science, the old phrase ‘My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts’ kept coming to mind. Against the facts, Establishment Science continues to push a materialist narrative with religious zeal. Dr. Wells provides a very readable account of Establishment Science’s efforts to shore up a failed theory; like zombies, neo-Darwinism just refuses to die. But readers will come away with good protection from the zombie arguments that keep appearing.”
Ralph Seelke, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Microbial Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Wisconsin-Superior