Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution

by Douglas J. Futuyma
Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 1995. 287 pages.

Michael Ruse describes NCSE Supporter Douglas Futuyma's Science on Trial as "the book to show someone who is worried about the threat of creationism. ... It can be read for pleasure and profit by people at all levels of biological sophistication." Originally published in 1982, Science on Trial was reissued in 1995 with extensive notes bringing it up to date. Futuyma writes in the 1995 preface that "in an age in which some understanding of science is a virtual necessity for everyone, it is incredible that the single most fundamental principle of biology and one of the most fundamental in modern thought should still be an object of controversy and disbelief."