Foolish Assumptions

Every book is written with a particular reader in mind, and this one is no different. As I wrote this book, I made a few assumptions about you:

i You've heard about Charles Darwin but aren't quite clear about what he actually said or why it was so revolutionary.

i You're confused by all the contradictory claims you hear about evolution and want to know what the science actually says.

i You're curious about the evolution of species, both in general — where do they come from, for example — and more close to home, such as the evolution of our own species and the diseases that plague us and which seem to grow more dangerous with every new generation.

i You've seen the 1960 film Inherit the Wind, and beyond noting that Darrin Stephens is the defendant, you want to know the science behind the events depicted.

i Even though you know that 99.9999 percent of scientists accept the theory of evolution, you need proof that these 99.9999 percent aren't wrong.

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