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Adam and Eve versus our ancestral marine organism

  1. Jun 16, 2011 #1
    Folks,

    Can anyone recommend any books regarding the argument of we unlikely came from 'adam and eve' (devine intervention) versus evolutionary evidence etc etc

    Thanks
    bugatti
     
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  5. Jun 17, 2011 #4

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    Dawkins later books are heavy, as he spends too much time discussing unrelated things. Sadly that's a win of anti-evolutionists. The earlier ones are much better, but they are concentrated more on mechanisms, than on any particular lineage.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2011 #5
    I haven't read many books on the subject, but I have read Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne and it was very good.
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2011 #6
    Is this for the layman like myself? Or similar to Dawkins?

    Thanks for the info.
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2011 #7
    Your question is not correctly framed, because "The Greatest Show On Earth" (by Dawkins) is definitely intended for laymen.

    In fact, I think you would have a hard time finding a book like you describe that is NOT intended for laymen. A serious scientific book would not even address "Adam and Eve," any more than it would waste a chapter on unicorns. Neither subject has anything to do with science.

    If you want a book that explicitly opposes the Bible, you would be better off reading books on theology. IMO "The Age of Reason," written by Revolutionary War hero Thomas Paine over 200 years ago, has yet to be surpassed.
     
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  9. Jun 17, 2011 #8
    Get the audio-book. Dawkins and his wife narrate/read very nicely. You get a much better sense of flow with his voice. My opinion, anyway.

    I listened to both God Delusion and Greatest Show this way. It is great for when you are commuting...
     
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