Sunday, March 18, 2012

Michael Dowd about New Books on Evolution

This entry, courtesy of Jonathan Haidt (whose new book I'm eager to read) cites to an author that I haven't read, but he sounds interesting. Also, his discussion of the three books by Haidt, Wilson (E.O.) and another, piques my interest in them. Why? In short, the theory of evolution, much more than, say, the theory of relativity, provides a crucial understanding of our world. Einstein's theory is at the fringes of our reality; evolution goes to the heart of it. That is, as "big history" writers suggest, it applies not just to biology, but to human society. Interesting stuff, with some other good sites that I picked up upon.

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