Seattle, WA
Woodland Park Zoo

Zombie Science National Book Party

Featuring Dr. Jonathan Wells, Senior Fellow of the Center for Science & Culture

Join us for the national launch of biologist Jonathan Wells’ new book Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution at the renowned Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle on April 18. Listen to Dr. Wells speak about his new book, engage in Q and A, and be one of the first people to get a personally signed copy of the book.

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.


April 18, 2017, 7:30-9:00 pm
Cake Reception at 6:45 pm
Auditorium Doors open at 7:00 pm


Woodland Park Zoo
Education Center Auditorium
750 N. 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

This address is for the south gate entrance. The Education Center entrance is located between the zoo’s South Entrance gate and the Rose Garden gate, under the wooden pergola structure.


The event is free but pre-registration is required.

For questions, contact Donna Scott at or (206) 292-0401 x128.

Event Video

Advance Praise for Zombie Science

Informative… entertaining… compelling.

Russell Carlson, Professor of Biochemistry (Emeritus), University of Georgia

Jonathan Wells delivers here with his customary gusto and clarity. This important new book makesa persuasive case.

Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host

I strongly recommend Zombie Science, the latest ‘politically incorrect’ book by Jonathan Wells.

Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, Senior Scientist, Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research, Cologne (retired)

Wells’ book represents an important contribution for a paradigm change that is long overdue.

Günter Bechly, Paleontologist and Former Curator for Amber and Fossil Insects, Dept. of Paleontology, State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart, Germany