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Could anyone recommend a good book for someone just starting out trying to learn about the theory of evolution?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Campbell Biology, 7th edition or newer

    Evolution for Dummies by Greg Krukonis (when you get to the sidebar about gomphotheres, skip it.  The author's brain must have been on vacation that day.)

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  • 2 months ago

    human biology, the biography of gregor mendel, the biography of louis pasteur, human genetics, physiology and anatomy, story of watson and crick discovering DNA. 

    since we are human, we have both a mind and a body, so we have a spiritual and a material nature.

    this means psychology and biology are interrelated: "introduction to physiological-psychology". we think this way because we are human.

    without an environment, there is no life; every life has an environment: ocean science, atmospheric science, and earth science.

    i read and liked bill nye's: "undeniable: evolution and the science of creation".

    Source(s): nova. the t.v. series. bill nye; "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation".
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  • 2 months ago

    Personally, I see no reason to study evolution, I prefer to study 'what is', and what happens that I can witness, but I'm a skeptic.

    Show me, don't feed me 'beliefs'.

    I'd start on WIki, then read the references it uses.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution

    • Bulldog redux
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      2 months agoReport

      "Skeptic" is a grand euphemism in your case.

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  • MARK
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    2 months ago

    My recommendations are books written by scientists with their target audience being the educated layman. 1. 'The Greatest Show on Earth' by Richard Dawkins and 2. 'Why Evolution is True' by Jerry A. Coyne.

    • 6000_km_under
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      2 months agoReport

      They tell personal experience, i.e. not what happened globally.

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  • CRR
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    2 months ago

    The greatest Hoax on Earth, by Jonathan Sarfati

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    • JazSinc
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      2 months agoReport

      Note:  "The Greatest Hoax On Earth" is not a good book recommendation for someone just starting out trying to learn about the theory of evolution.

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  • 2 months ago

    Google the words "evolution explained simply".

  • tony
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    2 months ago
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    Source(s): www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+learn+about+the+theory+of+evolution%3F
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  • SOTT
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    On the Origin of Species, an annotated version, which will be more accessible for you.

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