Table of Contents  

Preface

v

Introduction

1

Defining Some Terms

7

Issues in Question

9

Universal Common Descent
Arguments For and Against

Fossil Succession

15
Case For 16
Reply 22
Further Debate 30

Anatomical Homology

39
Case For 40
Reply 57
Further Debate 61

Embryology

65
Case For 66
Reply 68
Further Details 79

The Creative Power of Natural Selection
Arguments for and Against

Natural Selection

83
Case For 85
Reply 90

Natural Selection and Mutation

97
Case For 98
Reply 102
Further Details 108

A New Challenge
Arguments For and Against

Molecular Machines

115
Case For 116
Reply 119
Further Debate 121

Special Studies

 

Natural Selection as
Survival of the Fittest

126

What Fossils Can't Tell You

128

Conclusion

 

The Nature of
Dissent in Science

142

Glossary

144

Selected Bibliography

149

Credits & Authors

154

Index

157

  For Discussion on the Debate