Reviews of Icons
Response to Critics
From the Origins & Design Archives
- Do Centrioles Create a Polar Ejection Force?
Reprinted from Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum 98 (2005), pp. 71-96. File
- Ten Questions to Ask
Your Biology Teacher About Evolution
We Stop Criticizing the Dotrine of Universal Common Ancestry?
File Date: 11.03.01. Jonathan Wells
discusses universal common ancestry and contemplates whether or not
any merits provided by the doctirne should exclude it from the general
criticism of Darwinian evolution.
Report Whitewashes Bad Science
10.16.00. Jonathan Wells critiques
Lawrence S. Lerner's Good Science, Bad Science: Teaching Evolution in
the States. Wells argues that the report, while recommending increased
emphasis in America's public schools on biological evolution, fails
to point out that students are being systematically misled about the
scientific evidence, and it thereby encourages precisely the sort of
bad science it pretends to criticize.
Evaluation of Ten Recent Biology Textbooks
File Date: 9.14.00. This report by
Wells, published in September by Discovery Institutes Center for
the Renewal of Science and Culture, examines ten of the most
popular high school and college level textbooks and issues grades based
on their presentations of the theory of evolution. Wells'
critique issues failing grades to popular biology
textbooks after finding that they inadequately cover the evidence for
Thoughts about Peppered Moths
11.08.99. Published in The Scientist,
May 1999. Every student of biological evolution learns about peppered
moths. This species has become the classical story of evolution by natural
selection. The same careful scientific approach which established the
classical story in the first place, however, has now revealed major
flaws in it. It is time to take another look. Note: This is the shorter,
edited version; the full length version with photos is available from
within this file.
Biographical / Miscellaneous
File Date: 7.10.98. Origins & Design 19:1. Is there genuine or only spurious support in
the Church Fathers for Van Till's doctrine of functional integrity?
Part of 3-part debate.
A Concept in Crisis
File Date: 1.1.98.
Co-authored with Paul Nelson. Origins & Design 18:2, Fall
1997. Patterns of similarity -- homologies -- among diverse groups of
organisms gave Darwin one of the key lines of evidence for his theory
of common descent. Within the past decade, however, the neo-Darwinian
interpretation of homology has been powerfully challenged by new data.
Will the theory of common descent survive?