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Given that, I think it turned out pretty well.I chose a Darwin, a Dawkins, a Janet Browne, two Goulds (one book, one essay collection), and a Prothero. It was really hard to narrow down the list to just five: I Canada Goose Coats On Sale had to leave out classics that I thought might be too challenging for some readers, like George Williams Adaptation and Natural Selection, as well as books I really like but that many might not uk canada goose find interesting, like Ernst Mayr The Growth of Biological Thought. If I had been given more choices, I add at least one more Dawkins (probably The Selfish Gene, but maybe The Ancestor Tale) and perhaps Mayr What Evolution Is.I sure I made some historical errors in the conversation, and I just as sure that readers will have their own and different choices. If you want to list your own five, or just one or two evolution books you recommend to our readership, by all means do so, giving your reasons.Well, in his discussion of the more geological side of things, he avoids mention of, for example, the RATE project. You need a fairly detailed appreciation of geochronology to be able to get to grips with this:On canada goose coats the fossily side, from memory, Prothero talks about crappy creationist attempts from the likes of Gish to argue against the horse fossil record. One such example is that by Phil Senter:Okay, those seem to fit the description of and sophisticated. note that the radiometric dating one fails the sniff cheap canada goose uk test, though. Their premise is that there cheap Canada Goose been exactly as much radioactive decay as real geologists say there been, canada goose factory sale but buy canada goose jacket cheap that said decay happened over the past 6,000 years rather than the past 4,500,000,000 years. I think we all agree that radioactive decay releases energy. This means canada goose uk shop using honest, intellectually sound arguments that are based in Scripture, logic, and scientific Canada Goose sale research. Because there are so many good arguments canadian goose jacket for a recent creation (which the Bible clearly teaches), we have no need to grasp at straws arguments using questionable logic and tenuous or no evidence.I want an canada goose uk black friday expanded version that lets you put in the two species and then, for each canada goose clearance branch, traces the lineage back to the common ancestor. canada goose uk outlet Ideally with pictures.Dawkins has that wonderful thought experiment of a woman and a chimpanzee both holding their mother hands across time until the great great are both holding one female hands; I want a Web site where I can create that experience for any pair of organisms.Oh and I want a pony, too. Canada Goose Online Make it a pink unicorn pony while you at it, will you? (It okay if She invisible, though.)Here a list of some of my favorites, including my final recommendation to Jerry. Since it seems not well known, I want to highlight Young The Discovery of Evolution as a must read. canada goose clearance sale They are not in any particular order:1) Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker. My favorite Dawkins book. Better than Selfish Gene because TBW deals with bigger issues, for both the public and science (the nature and origin of adaptation), while SG deals with more technical issues. (Dawkins, Richard. 1986. The Blind Watchmaker. Norton, New York. )2) Mayr: What Evolution Is. Uncle Ernst most popularly oriented book (and indeed popular: it still on the shelves at Barnes and Noble), and not a bad job. (Mayr, E. 2001. What Evolution Is. Basic Books, New York.)3) Maynard Smith: The Theory of Evolution. Out of date now, but what I used to recommend to non science people who wanted to know about evolution.4) Young: The Discovery of Evolution. A really good history of evolutionary biology, which has the great advantage of including the evidence that convinced people, rather than simply stating what canada goose coats on sale people became convinced of. I not entirely sure who Canada Goose Outlet the intended audience is for this book, but it would be very good for the interested layman. This might be my number one pick. (Young, D. 2007. The Discovery of Evolution. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.)5) Prothero: What the Fossils Say. A very well illustrated book for a general audience. Perhaps the best book for convincing people canada goose that evolution has occurred. (Prothero, D. R. 2007. Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters. Columbia University Press, New York.)6) Zimmer: Evolution. Perhaps tied a bit too closely to the PBS series. (Zimmer, C. 2001. Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea. HarperCollins, New York.)7) Zimmer: At the Water Edge. Some of the same ground as Prothero. (Zimmer, C. 1998. At the Water Edge: Macroevolution and the Transformation of Life. Free Press, New York.)8 ) Weiner: Beak of the Finch. Kind of like the Water Edge in Style, but more narrow. (Weiner, J. 1994. The Beak of the Finch. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.).

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