The Evidence for Evolution

by Alan R. Rogers
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 120 pages.

Describing it as a “fresh and splendid little book,” reviewer Warren D. Allmon praises The Evidence for Evolution for focusing on the evidence for evolution, explaining, “By far the best feature of this book … is its focus on precisely why such indirect evidence actually favors evolution over its alternatives. The answer is hardly novel, but it is strangely missing (or at least dramatically deemphasized) in virtually all presentations of the topic: the most abundant evidence for evolution is that the characters of organisms are not scattered randomly, but rather are arranged in such a pattern that implies a hierarchical, branching tree.”