The mystery of life — accounting for the variety and complexity of animals to which history has given rise — is the heart of the evolution controversy. So what better place could there be to celebrate a provocative new contribution to that debate than at…the zoo?
Think of it. People go to a zoo to stand in awe at the wonder of life in its many forms. All those gorgeous animals, each appearing to be a superb work of art in itself, are together no more than the product of blindly swerving, shuffling bit of matters, unplanned, unwanted genetic junk washed up on Earth’s shore. That’s what Darwinists contend. And they claim to have the science all tied up in a neat bundle to prove it. Are they right? Biologist Jonathan Wells has been at the forefront of a movement in science arguing that evolutionists practice zombie science — animating a failed, empirically unsupported theory that ought to have been buried long ago.
On April 18, join us at the renowned Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle for the national launch of Dr. Wells’s new book Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution. Celebrate with us as Wells speaks about his book and leads a Q&A discussion with the audience. It’s the official publication date, so you can be one of the first people to get a signed copy!
Says paleontologist Günter Bechly, “Wells’s book represents an important contribution for a paradigm change that is long overdue.” Seattle’s own Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host, agrees: “Jonathan Wells delivers here with his customary gusto and clarity. This important new book makes a persuasive case.”
More than 15 years ago, Dr. Wells took the science world by storm with Icons of Evolution, a book showing how biology textbooks routinely promote Darwinism using bogus evidence — icons of evolution like Ernst Haeckel’s faked embryo drawings and peppered moths glued to tree trunks. Critics complained that Wells had merely gathered a handful of innocent textbook errors and blown them out of proportion. Now, in Zombie Science, Wells asks a simple question: If the icons of evolution were just innocent textbook errors, why do so many of them still persist?
Science has enriched our lives and led to countless discoveries, but as Dr. Wells argues, it is being corrupted. Empirical science is devolving into zombie science, shuffling along unfazed by opposing evidence. Discredited icons of evolution rise from the dead while more icons — equally bogus — join their ranks. Like a B horror movie, they just keep coming!
We’ll meet in the Education Center Auditorium, Woodland Park Zoo, 750 N. 50th Street in Seattle. There will be a reception at 6:45 pm, and auditorium doors will open at 7. The event will run from 7:30 to 9 pm. It’s free! But you must register. Please do so here.
Zombies are make-believe, but zombie science is real, demanding absolute power in labs, journals, classrooms, culture, and the media. Is there a solution? Wells is sure of it, and he points the way.