Welcome to the website of Leighton Academic Press

Leighton Academic Press was set up to publish Evolution under the microscope. This is an exclusively scientific, not religious, critique of the theory of evolution. It is a sad reflection of the academic publishing world that, despite the excellent quality of the scientific arguments presented in this book - which have not been refuted in the several years since publication - none of the many academic publishers who were approached was willing to publish it.

Debating Darwin

If you are interested in evolution then you may also want to read Debating Darwin (Paternoster, 2009) by Graeme Finlay, Stephen Lloyd, Stephen Pattemore and David Swift, which includes key arguments from Evolution under the microscope.

Our aim is to publish scholarly books and other media of the highest quality on issues relevant to modern society, especially in the areas of science, ethics and medicine. If you have a proposal for a book which might be suitable then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Our name is inspired by Robert Leighton (1611-84) who was, among other things, Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Archbishop of Glasgow. He collected a large number of contemporary books which, along with many of his own writings, are now housed at the Leighton Library in Dunblane, just a few miles west of Stirling. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.