Dead Peppered Moths Can’t Evolve, and the Myth About Them Hasn’t Changed Much, Either

On this episode of ID the Future, biologist Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution is Wrong and Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution, debunks a new study purporting to breathe fresh life into an old and throughly discredited icon of evolution, the peppered moth. Wells also tells how this icon of a moth “evolving” from light to dark still lives on in current textbooks, in the same form many parents probably remember from their school days. Continue reading

Zombie Science Author: From Berserkeley to Berkeley and Back Again

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On this episode of ID the Future, Zombie Science author Jonathan Wells talks about his multifaceted, impressive and, at times, quirky educational history. Dr. Wells started as an undergrad geology major at Princeton and later moved to Berkeley to finish his undergraduate work. He was arrested Continue reading

Biomimetics, Peppered Moths, and Ardi: The Top Ten Darwin and Design Science Stories for 2009

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You could call it the year of evolution hype gone bust. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dennis Wagner, executive director of the Access Research Network about their Top Ten Darwin and Design Science News Stories for 2009. Continue reading