Evolution: A Theory in Crisis
Evolutionary biology is in robust health. The current flurry of debates is an early sign of a new
burst of growth. Some observers, apparently deceived by the hyperbole that has accompanied these
debates, have mistaken growth pains for terminal illness. Michael Denton is one such observer.
Evolution: A Theory in Crisis is an anti-evolution treatise. Its theme, exemplified by the
title and stated explicitly in the preface, is that there is a crisis in evolutionary biology of fatal
Bethesda, Md.: Adler & Adler, 1986. 369 pages.