While the bulk of the book was interesting but had little actual bearing on the veracity of evolution, the scholarship aspect took a dive when I realized that Hoopper had relied on... Read morePublished on June 4 2003
Peppered moths of England were the most renowed insects in the world, featured in nearly every scientific textbook and acquiring fame through a British physician and amateur... Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2003 by Midwest Book Review
Like many others, I was convinced of the power of natural selection via the peppered moth story in introductory college biology. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2002
The story is fascinating and Judith Hooper has reported it with clarity and wit. The writing is elegant and engaging. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2002 by Frances Salorio
The book describes a controversy among biologists about famous experiments on moths. The British scholars Bernard Kettlewell and E.B. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2002 by Werner Cohn
In this seamless narrative, veteran science journalist Judith Hooper reveals the startling truths behind a broadly held scientific fable. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2002 by Frank
The fundamental rule of science journalism should be "first, get the science right". Unfortunately, Hooper's book is marred by One Big Mistake: namely, Hooper misrepresents the... Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2002 by "ntamzek"
Why does the theory of evolution matter? And what demonstrable evidence can we point to that shows its mechanism operating within the life-span of a living organism? Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002