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Science  08 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6269, pp. 131
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad4347

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A Brief History of Creation, like many popular books about the origin of life, approaches the topic with a broad sweep. But unlike many others, which tend to recycle old versions of Francesco Redi and his experiments on maggots, or Louis Pasteur and his swan-necked flasks, unaware that they are repeating inaccuracies historians have set straight, this book renders new information from the professional history of science literature accessible to a wide audience.