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PT Reviews "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design"

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A number of the contributors to the Panda's Thumb weblog review chapters from "intelligent design" advocate Jonathan Wells's 2006 book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. The book proved to be a farrago of quote mines, obfuscation, misleading rhetoric, and just plain false claims.

How Intelligent Design Advocates Turn the Sordid Lessons from Soviet and Nazi History Upside Down

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Wesley R. Elsberry and Mark Perakh examine the invidious comparisons made by "intelligent design" advocates where they liken evolutionary biologists to Soviet and Nazi leaders. In particular, the bizarre misuse by ID advocates of the example of Trofim D. Lysenko, pseudoscientist extraordinaire, is examined.

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Moonshine: Why the Peppered Moth Remains an Icon of Evolution


Matt Young takes up the criticisms that "intelligent design" advocates make about peppered moths and the studies showing that natural selection acted on their populations. The peppered moth example is still an excellent example of natural selection in action.

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