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pmbryant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-04 02:16 PM
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4. Hmmm
Edited on Fri Feb-27-04 02:16 PM by pmbryant
If by 'opposing side' you mean the religious POV, then you may have a hard time finding such a 'balanced' book.

I am reading a new book now that is a critique of the faddish, pseudo-scientific "Intelligent Design" theory, but the author has a very definite and admitted bias in favor of the scientific theory of evolution. It is called, "God, the Devil, and Darwin" and is by Niall Shanks. I'm still too early in it to offer a recommendation about it.

I'll be paying attention to this thread to see what other books on this subject people recommend.

A book from the mid-1990s called "The Beak of the Finch" (author=??) has been on my 'to do' list for a while, but I have not read it yet.

Peter
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  -Can anybody suggest good books for educated laypeople on evolution? TXlib  Feb-27-04 02:10 PM   #0 
  - Search Amazon.com and read the reviews  mac2   Feb-27-04 02:11 PM   #1 
  - It seems like Stephen Jay Gould would have covered this...  Richardo   Feb-27-04 02:13 PM   #2 
  - most things by Stephen Jay Gould :  yo-yo-ma   Feb-27-04 02:15 PM   #3 
  - Hmmm  pmbryant   Feb-27-04 02:16 PM   #4 
  - I imagine there must be a book from the evolution side  TXlib   Feb-27-04 02:21 PM   #7 
     - You may be looking for a book by an 'Intelligent Design' proponent  pmbryant   Feb-27-04 02:29 PM   #15 
     - There really aren't any weaknesses in the theories.  DrWeird   Feb-27-04 03:19 PM   #21 
  - I study biology and evolution in grad school  Tolania   Feb-27-04 02:18 PM   #5 
  - Is there any good online archive of articles and preprints?  TXlib   Feb-27-04 02:25 PM   #11 
  - Look at this website:  TXlib   Feb-27-04 02:26 PM   #13 
  - laypeople?  Beaker   Feb-27-04 02:20 PM   #6 
  - No, that'd be *latex* people...  Richardo   Feb-27-04 02:22 PM   #10 
  - The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins  Az   Feb-27-04 02:21 PM   #8 
  - The Blind Watchmaker  lazarus   Feb-27-04 03:21 PM   #22 
  - For some great articles etc go to  Jamesm9164   Feb-27-04 02:22 PM   #9 
  - Here's a couple  electricmonk   Feb-27-04 02:26 PM   #12 
  - I am bookmarking this thread for later.  jonnyblitz   Feb-27-04 02:28 PM   #14 
  - A bit dry, but for the nitty gritty, I recommend  SOteric   Feb-27-04 02:31 PM   #16 
  - Finding Darwin's God  supernova   Feb-27-04 02:36 PM   #17 
  - Check out the link I posted in reply 13!  TXlib   Feb-27-04 02:57 PM   #18 
     - That's so cool!  supernova   Feb-27-04 03:09 PM   #19 
  - Well,  hyphenate   Feb-27-04 03:12 PM   #20 
  - I agree 100%  hatrack   Feb-27-04 03:33 PM   #23 
     - What's wrong  JCCyC   Feb-27-04 03:47 PM   #26 
  - you might want to try  Parrcrow   Feb-27-04 03:34 PM   #24 
  - Evolution: A Theory in Crisis  AlanAdam   Feb-27-04 03:44 PM   #25 
  - Denton's bullshit.  DrWeird   Feb-27-04 03:50 PM   #27 
  - Michael Denton  AlanAdam   Feb-27-04 04:35 PM   #28 
 

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