Living Fossils

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Overview

For Grade Level 9-12

In 1938, the discovery of a large, unusual fish turned the scientific community on end. Dubbed a "living fossil," the discovery of a coelacanth in South Africa shocked scientists around the world who thought this type of fish had died out millions of years prior during the process of evolution.

Today, living fossils are organisms preserved in the fossil record that still exist in similar form today. Their existence challenges the core concepts of evolution and create a fascinating debate among scholars. Do they indicate a younger earth than some have thought, placing the millions-of-years evolutionary timeline into question? Or do living fossils represent a deep mystery?

Living Fossils, Vol. 2, Evolution: the Grand Experiment delves into these provocative questions. Includes 700 color images presented in an easy-to-read format. Ideal as a standalone study unit for schools and homeschoolers or easily integrated into existing curricula.

A Look Inside

SKU 691-8
Manufacturer New Leaf Press
Weight (in lbs) 3.50
Title Living Fossils Evolution: The Grand Experiment Vol. 2
Series Evolution: The Grand Experiment
ISBN 13 9780892216918
Contributors Dr. Carl Werner
Binding Hardback
Page Count 274
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11 x 1

In 1938, the discovery of a large, unusual fish turned the scientific community on end. Dubbed a "living fossil," the discovery of a coelacanth in South Africa shocked scientists around the world who thought this type of fish had died out millions of years prior during the process of evolution.

Today, living fossils are organisms preserved in the fossil record that still exist in similar form today. Their existence challenges the core concepts of evolution and create a fascinating debate among scholars. Do they indicate a younger earth than some have thought, placing the millions-of-years evolutionary timeline into question? Or do living fossils represent a deep mystery?

Living Fossils, Vol. 2, Evolution: the Grand Experiment delves into these provocative questions. Includes 700 color images presented in an easy-to-read format. Ideal as a standalone study unit for schools and homeschoolers or easily integrated into existing curricula.

Love this series
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Another great book that is part of an amazing series. All of our kids will be taking this course.
Love it!
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We loved the first book enough to go ahead and order this one. The photos are fantastic, and there's just so much great information in here. A must have for your home library.
Nice
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This book is very educational and all from a Biblical perspective. It's good.
Great book
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This is another great book by Dr. Carl Werner. A little less reading and more beautiful pictures than the first book in the series, it is another great refutation of evolution. It's like a journal of the author's thought process and pictures of fossils that he has seen. Honestly, I can't see how anyone believing in evolution could refute the facts in this book because you see the evidence with your own eyes. Very interesting, and what a great thing to be teaching to our children!
Wonderful
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It’s funny he chose he title “living fossils” because I remember being on a bus tour at a zoo and hearing the guide use that term. I wondered, at the time, if she realized that was an oxymoronic phrase. This book is a great foray into the crumbling pseudo-science that is evolution. It is full of beautiful pictures and even my young ones enjoy looking through it with me and asking all kinds of wonderful questions.
Great resource for taking a closer look at evolution and fossils
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Dr. Carl Werner grew up in a Catholic church where he learned about and believed in creation and the other stories in the Bible. As he headed into his teen years, he started to have some doubt as to whether what he had been taught was true. When he entered college and medical school, several of his professors presented evolution to him in a manner that made sense. He started to believe in evolution until one day his friend challenged him to prove that evolution was true. This challenge would prove to be a life-long journey....

Once Dr. Werner decided to embrace the challenge, he approached it from a scientific viewpoint. He decided to construct an experiment that would help him prove that evolution is true. He predicted that if evolution was not true, then animals and plants would not change significantly over time. Accordingly, he predicted that he should find fossils of modern animal and plant species in the "older" fossil layers.

Little did he know it at the time, but this experiment would take him all over the world. He would learn that many of his assumptions were wrong. He would take pictures and footage of fossils as well as live plants and animals from 3 different continents. This book shows readers glimpses into what he (and his wife) found during their travels.

He concludes the book by giving the evidence for and against both creation and evolution. He wants readers to make up their own mind on what his challenge produced.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book which is overflowing with beautiful images. The comparisons between pictures of current plants and animals and fossilized (dinosaur-era) plants and animals are wonderful. Many of the specimens shown in the book were things that I probably would not have seen if not for this book. I had to chuckle at several points during the reading as we've often said some of the same things about the "pre-historic" fossils looking just like current animals and plants when we've viewed them.

There is a teacher's manual as well as a presenter's cd available to accompany the Living Fossils book.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Master Books/New Leaf Publishing to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review.

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