Friday, November 19, 2004

Evolution, Not Just a Theory

With all the recent brouhaha over stickers on textbooks telling students that evolution is a theory and teachers being forced by law to teach creationism, it is nice to see a new good solid evoutionary science book for the masses. Richard Dawkins' new book, The Ancestor's Tale, is reviewed at the TLS. From what the reviewer says, as long as Dawkins sticks to the science the book is fab, but as soon as he strays to personal opinions he reveals a lack of understanding in other sciences like sociology. Dawkins was on National Public Radio's Science Friday today. The show has not yet been archived at the time of this writing. Unfortunately I didn't turn on the radio until Dawkins was being thanked. So I will have to check back later for a listen. They do currently have up some interesting links though.