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Main Title How Science Works: Evolution A Student Primer / [electronic resource] :
Author Ellis, R. John.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2010
Call Number R-RZ
ISBN 9789048131839
Subjects Medicine. ; Human genetics. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Animal genetics. ; Science (General).
Internet Access
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Collation XXIII, 100p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Acknowledgements. Preface: The Importance of Science. Introduction: The Aim of This Book -- Part I: Two Ways of Explaining the World -- Part II: How Science Works -- Part III: Darwin`s Theory of Evolution -- Part IV: The Evidence for Evolution -- Part V: The Evolution of Eyes -- Concluding Remarks. Definitions. Suggestions for Discussion Topics. Evolution is just a theory, isn't it? What is a scientific theory anyway? Don't scientists prove things? What is the difference between a fact, a hypothesis and a theory in science? How does scientific thinking differ from religious thinking? Why are most leading scientists atheists? Are science and religion compatible? Why are there so many different religious beliefs but only one science? What is the evidence for evolution? Why does evolution occur? If you are interested in any of these questions and have some knowledge of biology, this book is for you.