Zombie Science

Featuring Dr. Jonathan Wells, Senior Fellow of the Center for Science & Culture
Past Event April 27, 2017 University of North Texas - Denton, TX
More than 15 years ago, Dr. Wells took the science world by storm with Icons of Evolution, a book showing how biology textbooks routinely promote Darwinism using bogus evidence--icons of evolution like Ernst Haeckel’s faked embryo drawings and peppered moths glued to tree trunks. Critics of the book complained that Wells had merely gathered up a handful of innocent textbook errors and blown them out of proportion.

Now, in Zombie Science, Wells asks a simple question: If the icons of evolution were just innocent textbook errors, why do so many of them still persist? Science has enriched our lives and led to countless discoveries, but now, Wells argues, it’s being corrupted. Empirical science is devolving into zombie science, shuffling along unfazed by opposing evidence. Discredited icons of evolution rise from the dead while more icons--equally bogus--join their ranks. Like a B horror movie, they just keep coming! Zombies are make believe, but zombie science is real--and it threatens not just science, but our whole culture. Is there a solution? Wells is sure of it, and points the way.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 pm CDT

WHERE:
University of North Texas
Life Science Complex, Room A117
1510 Chestnut St.
Denton, TX 76201

COST: The event is free and open to the public.

This event is hosted by Every Nation Campus Ministry of UNT. Paid visitor parking is available on campus.