"Niles Eldredge knows how to make science exciting."
--New York Times Book Review
"Nobody in our generation has done more to advance our understanding of the evolutionary process than Niles Eldredge has."
--Ian Tattersall, Curator, Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History.
"Eldredge reminds us that many things have not changed in the creation and evolution controversy: we are not yet rid of the old fashioned creationism, even though it is currently augmented by neocreationisms like 'intelligent design theory.' In easily-read, conversational prose, Eldredge shows how both the old and the new creationisms are scientifically bankrupt and philosophically impoverished."
--Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Center for Science Education
"If you listen to creationists---from the classic 'creation-scientists' to the new 'intelligent-design theorists'---you'll be told that the fossil record doesn't support evolution. Are they right that there are no fossil intermediates? Does the Cambrian explosion really pose an insurmountable problem? Are the fossils that support human evolution really all mistakes or fakes? Was the geological column and the sequence of horse fossils really just invented by scientists who simply 'assumed' evolution? Do distinguished paleontologists like Niles Eldredge indeed admit such 'trade secrets' when behind closed doors? Don't believe it. Calling a lie a lie and a damned lie a damned lie, Eldredge sets the record straight. Creationists are attacking science with renewed vigor, so this is a timely, much-needed book. Read it and get the truth."
--Robert T. Pennock, author of Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism
"I can't imagine a better book by a finer scientist and writer on a more vital and contemporary subject. Eldredge refutes creationism with the best tools of scientific facts and logic but then shows how all good science cannot debase, but can only complement, our search to find ethical values and to grasp the meaning of our existence."
--Stephen Jay Gould