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Best Books on Evolution

Recommendations from 4 articles, Steven Pinker, P. D. Mangan, Jerry Coyne and 4 others.
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Why Evolution Is True
Jerry A. Coyne - 2010-01-26 (first published in 2008)
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Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design," there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned—the "evidence," the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection. Even Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould, while extol...
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The Blind Watchmaker
Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
Richard Dawkins - 2015-09-27 (first published in 1986)
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The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious...
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Signature in the Cell
DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design
Stephen C. Meyer - 2009-06-06
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“Signature in the Cell is a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins and the question of whether life is a product of unthinking matter or of an intelligent mind. For those who disagree with ID, the powerful case Meyer presents cannot be ignored in any honest debate. For those who may be sympathetic to ID, on the fence, or merely curious, ...
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Darwin's Doubt
The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
Stephen C. Meyer - 2014-06-03
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When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record ...