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The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail.   What we read in the news today is full of subjectivity, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods; and thus it is more necessary now than ever to safeguard the truth with facts. In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne aims to do exactly that in the arena of religion. In clear, dispassionate detail he explains why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion—including faith, dogma, and revelation—leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.   Coyne is responding to a national climate in which over half of Americans don’t believe in evolution (and congressmen deny global warming), and warns that religious prejudices and strictures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise. Extending the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable “truth” by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science.   Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm—to individuals and to our planet—in mistaking faith for fact in making the most important decisions about the world we live in.

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9780670026531 | Viking Pr, May 19, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail.

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9780143108269 | Penguin USA, May 17, 2016, cover price $18.00

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Product Description: In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion-including faith, dogma, and revelation-leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions...read more
By Joe Barrett (narrator) and Jerry A. Coyne

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9781494565305 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 14, 2015), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A.

The proof for evolution is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of scientific inquiry. Today, scientists are documenting species splitting into two, observing animals and plants adapting before our eyes, and finding more and more fossils capturing what happened eons ago―dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs. In this unique and accessible summary of the facts supporting the theory of natural selection, Jerry A. Coyne eloquently shows that evolution does nothing to destroy the beauty of life, only enhances it. By demonstrating the “indelible stamp” of the processes first proposed by Darwin, Coyne does not aim to prove creationism wrong. Rather, by using irrefutable evidence, he sets out to prove evolution right. “Coyne is as graceful a stylist and as clear a scientific explainer as Darwin himself (no mean feat) . . . One of the best single-volume introductions to evolutionary theory ever.” ―Wired

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9781441830760 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, January 26, 2010), cover price $79.97
9781441830784 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, January 26, 2010), cover price $39.97 | About this edition: The proof for evolution is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of scientific inquiry.

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Product Description: The proof for evolution is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of scientific inquiry. Today, scientists are documenting species splitting into two, observing animals and plants adapting before our eyes, and finding more and more fossils capturing what happened eons ago―dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs...read more

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9780670020539 | Viking Pr, January 22, 2009, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a factIn all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design," there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection.

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9780143116646 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, January 26, 2010), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: "Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light.

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9781441830753 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, January 26, 2010), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The proof for evolution is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of scientific inquiry.
9781441830777 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, January 26, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The proof for evolution is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of scientific inquiry.

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Product Description: Over the last two decades, the study of speciation has expanded from a modest backwater of evolutionary biology into a large and vigorous discipline. Thus, the literature on speciation, as well as the number of researchers and students working in this area, has grown explosively...read more

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9780878930913 | Sinauer Associates Inc, May 28, 2004, cover price $91.95 | About this edition: Over the last two decades, the study of speciation has expanded from a modest backwater of evolutionary biology into a large and vigorous discipline.

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9780878930890 | Sinauer Associates Inc, May 28, 2004, cover price $87.95 | About this edition: Over the last two decades, the study of speciation has expanded from a modest backwater of evolutionary biology into a large and vigorous discipline.

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