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Textbooks Persist in Using Discredited Drawings as Evidence for Evolution

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45
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Jonathan Wells
Duration
00:08:08
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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.

Jonathan Wells

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Jonathan Wells has received two Ph.D.s, one in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and one in Religious Studies from Yale University. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, he has previously worked as a postdoctoral research biologist at the University of California at Berkeley and the supervisor of a medical laboratory in Fairfield, California. He also taught biology at California State University in Hayward and continues to lecture on the subject.
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