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Sites with simple clear logic so that even creationists can understand.

 
 
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February 12


PBS Evolution Video on the scientific meaning of "theory"
 

 


Suggested  Reading

Why Evolution is True
by Jerry A. Coyne (2009) With great care, attention to the scientific evidence and a wonderfully accessible style, Coyne, an evolutionary geneticist presents an overwhelming case for evolution. (Booklist)
 
Making of the Fittest
by Sean B. Carroll (2007) Carroll  hopes to teach the interested and convince the doubters. Using  interest in animals as his lure and selects specific creatures, beginning with bloodless fishes of the Antarctic seas, as stages for his substantive points about evolution. (Booklist)
book jacket Epic of Evolution Seven Ages of the Cosmos
by Eric J. Chaisson (2005) A tour de force exploring many of the major issues from the formation of the universe through the development of matter, galaxies, stars, heavy elements, the sun and planets, life, complex life, and society.
Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design
by Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross (2005)
Exposť of the the scientific failure, religious essence, & politics of intelligent design creationism, and the use of the "Wedge" to destroy science . A must read for all involved with science & education.
The Age of the Earth
by G. Brent Dalrymple (1994) A complete & accurate description of radiometric dating for the Earth and Solar System. Explains the evidence and logic that have led scientists to conclude that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old.
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo & the Making of the Animal Kingdom
by Sean B. Carroll (2005)
Clear writing with knowledge gained from lifetime of genetics research, showing how the principles of evolutionary development explain the progression of species.
Missing Links: Evolutionary Concepts and Transitions Through Time
by Robert A. Martin (2004)
This is a compact answer to creationist's demands to show them just one transitional fossil. This book has over 300 pages of them
Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Evolution from Our Microbial Ancestors
by
Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan (1997)
A beautifull view of evolution as a process based on interdependency and the interconnectedness of all life.
 
Darwin & Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose?
by Michael Ruse (2003)
Ruse's best, a must read. An excursion through the conceptual history of design with supurb rebutals of IDers claims.
Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea
by Carl Zimmer (2001)
Superb job of providing a sweeping overview of topics critical to understanding evolution. Companion to the PBS documentary. 
The Triumph of Evolution ...And the Failure of Creationism
by Niles Eldredge (2000)
Exposes the deep flaws in creationists' arguments.
Life : A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
by Richard Fortey (1998)
Excellent description of evolution.
Finding Darwin's God : A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution
by Kenneth R. Miller (1999)
A Christian's view of science and evolution. Well written with persuasive arguments.
Exploring Evolutionary Biology : Readings from American Scientist
by Montgomery Slatkin, Editor. (1994)
An excellent collection of well illustrated articles taken from American Scientist from 1983-94

 

Evolutionary Biology, 3rd Edition
by Douglas J. Futuyma (1997)
A good introduction to evolutionary biology,  full of information and engagingly written. 
The Blind Watchmaker : Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
by Richard Dawkins (1996)
A rigorous defense of evolution. A superbly written classic.

 

Cosmic Evolution : The Rise of Complexity in Nature
by Eric J. Chaisson (2001)
An excellent exposition of the emerging conception of the cosmos.
.Climbing Mount Improbable
by Richard Dawkins (1997)
A very readable treatment that clearly shows that natural selection can, and does, explain it all.

 

Science On Trial: The Case For Evolution Science on Trial : The Case for Evolution
by Douglas J. Futuyma (1995)
Presents a strong case for evolution.

  Darwin's Dangerous Idea : Evolution and the Meanings of Life
by Daniel C. Dennett (1996)
One of the best descriptions of the nature and implications of Darwinian evolution.

The Fossils of the Burgess Shale
by Derek E. G. Briggs, et al (1995)
Superb photographs and drawings of well preserved fossils help put it all together. 
Evolution
by Mark Ridley (1996)
A textbook for thoes who whant the facts with clear, pleasant and efficient writting.

 

Tower of Babel : The Evidence Against the New Creationism
by Robert T. Pennock (2000)
Excellent refutation of creationism.
Trilobite : Eyewitness to Evolution
by Richard Fortey (2000)
A marvelous story of evolution. 
Darwin's Ghost : The Origin of Species Updated
by Steve Jones (2000)
Why evolutionary theory can be God-inspired
At the Water's Edge
by Carl Zimmer (1999)
An up to date, narrative on the evolution of tetrapods, emerging from the water as amphibians and returning as cetaceans.
When Science Meets Religion
by Ian G. Barbour (2000)
The two don't have to conflict; creationism hurts both
Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? : The Relationship Between Science and Religion
by Michael Ruse (2000)
Being a good Christian doesn't mean accepting bad science.
What Evolution Is
by Ernst Mayr (2001)
Written by one of the top figures in evolution after Darwin.  Clear and easy to read.
God After Darwin : A Theology of Evolution
by John F. Haught (1999)
A vision of a God who can work through evolution
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution
S. Jones, R. Martin, D. Pilbeam (Eds) (1992)
Covers every aspect of human evolution by the people at the frontiers of this science
Charles Darwin: The Naturalist Who Started a Scientific Revolution
by Cyril Aydon (2002)
A winning combination of historical accuracy and exemplary, lucid science.

 

Last Updated: 11/29/2009