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How Science Works: Evolution

A Student Primer

  • R. John Ellis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. John Ellis
    Pages 1-5
  3. John Ellis
    Pages 7-26
  4. John Ellis
    Pages 27-46
  5. John Ellis
    Pages 47-82
  6. John Ellis
    Pages 83-93
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 95-100

About this book

Introduction

Evolution is just a theory, isn’t it? What is a scientific theory anyway? Don’t scientists prove things? What is the difference between a fact, a hypothesis and a theory in science? How does scientific thinking differ from religious thinking? Why are most leading scientists atheists? Are science and religion compatible? Why are there so many different religious beliefs but only one science? What is the evidence for evolution? Why does evolution occur? If you are interested in any of these questions and have some knowledge of biology, this book is for you.

Keywords

Adaptation Charles Darwin Darwin Evolution biodiversity biogeography eukaryote genes the origin theory of evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • R. John Ellis
    • 1
  1. 1.Div. Biological SciencesUniversity of WarwickCoventryUnited Kingdom

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