The Evolution Revolution: Design Without Intelligence
From the first microscopic forms of life to the evolution of the first animals crawling and swimming in the oceans; from feathered dinosaurs to whales with legs; from the first flower to the first humans, this volume takes readers on a journey through time to show that these myriad designs were produced not by intelligence, but by the wonder of evolution. The earth's long-...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Melbourne University Publishing
(first published July 29th 1998)
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I'm really glad I read this book, but it was tough going in parts. It's really a series of essays that hang together to build a picture of the state of our knowledge of evolution. The writers use specific discoveries to tell their stories, and the subject matter is enthralling. Some parts are now out of date - it's several years old - which strengthens their arguments about how our understanding is never static. My main criticisms are that the writing isn't great, and it's pitched a little awkwa...more