Tuesday, May 18, 2010

When science meets fundamentalism

This afternoon, I bought from Borders this book and am really looking forward to reading it.

Early last year, as soon as I got word that Jerry Coyne's book had been published in celebration of Darwin's 200th or 150th anniversary (depending on whether you're celebrating his birth or the publication of his book), I placed an order with amazon.com for the book.  It's a truly remarkable book.  I'm quite pleased with myself because I recommended the book to someone who's a real dyed-in-the-wool creationist and who's also a deacon in one of the most ultra-fundamentalist churches that I know of and after reading the book, he accepted the truth of evolution and is now a closet evolutionist.  "Evolutionist" is such a needless word.  It's as needless as "gravitationalist" (a person who accepts the theory of gravity) or a "germist" (a person who accepts the germ theory).

Since my blog is intended to be largely pictorial, here's a pic of Coyne's book:

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