Probably on the list of top 5 interesting (science) topics, of which I know next to nothing. Okay, natural selection, survival of the fittest and all that, but I'd like to have a better understanding, at least at the level of a layman. My last biology class was in school, about 7 years ago, and we were learning about diseases and stuff. :uhh: I bought a couple of books a year or so ago on a whim: Watson's DNA and Dawkins' The Ancestor's Tale. I found the latter's synopsis quite interesting, but after reading it for a while, I realised that I'd understand it better if I read a primer on Evolution first. So I'm looking for recommendations. I hear that The Selfish Gene is a "controversial" book. For a first read, I'd prefer a book that presents less of the author's own views/hypotheses, and more of what is already known and tested. Same goes for Genetics, too. Thanks.