[ExI] darwin again: ants masturbate aphids... was RE: New Enlightenment talk

spike spike66 at att.net
Tue Mar 10 02:18:33 UTC 2009


> ...On Behalf Of Sondre Bjellås
> I'm currently reading 'Why Evolution is True', a new book 
> that I just purchased on my recent trip to Seattle.
> It's a book I will push on all my friends who's still not 
> convinced about evokution. Evolution is as much real as the 
> theory of gravity.
> Easy to read book, even for non-scientists :-)
> - Sondre

Sondre, what amazes me is how well Origin of Species has aged.  It too is
extremely well written, understandable for non-scientists, compelling,
convincing.  I can see why the clergy read it in the 1960s and came away
convinced he was right.  Darwin was a genius in so many ways: he was a
wonderfully careful observer, his reasoning process impeccable, his command
of the English language superior and his skills as a communicator to the
nonspecialist is on par with Gould, Asimov and Sagan.


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