Textbooks Persist in Using Discredited Drawings as Evidence for Evolution
On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Robert Crowther interviews Dr. Jonathan Wells about the continued use of faked drawings as evidence for Darwinian evolution in textbooks in use in schools today.
In his groundbreaking book, “Icons of Evolution,” Wells reported on the continued use as an example of evolution of Ernst Haeckel’s 19th century drawings of embryos, even though scientists have known for decades that the drawings were fraudulent. While some textbooks have begun to remove the drawings, many textbooks in science classrooms today still have the drawings and teachers still refer to them as proof of Darwin’s evolutionary theory.
For more on this read Wells’ article “Setting the Record Straight” from The American Biology Teacher journal.