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Back to School with Zombie Science

David Klinghoffer

Zombie Science

Here’s a great idea for students starting biology this year, whether at the high school or college level. Give them a copy of Zombie Science. As author Jonathan Wells points out in a conversation with Robert Crowther for ID the Future, the evolutionary icons that Dr. Wells rapidly dismantles in this new book and its predecessor, Icons of Evolution, still turn up in many textbooks as triumphant illustrations of unguided evolution at work.

Download the podcast here, or listen to it here.

Obviously, Zombie Science isn’t intended as a textbook substitute. However, it is written at a level that a thoughtful and curious high school student can readily comprehend. In the podcast, Wells and Crowther discuss a pair of icons that remain nearly ubiquitous — the Miller-Urey experiment, which does not even begin to illuminate life’s origins, and the false notion that DNA is the “secret of life,” explaining everything about us.

If you know an inquisitive biology student, handing her a copy of Zombie Science would put a lot of things in a helpful context for the coming year.

Photo credit: jarmoluk, via Pixabay.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.

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