Sources: A Periodic List of Background Materials for Skeptics

This month: Evolution

Editor's Note: Readers of The REALL News often may wonder what sources they can use to study an issue in depth. I continue to look for recommendations and will pass them on to you when possible. Any list is certainly not definitive, but I hope it provides a springboard for further study.

This month, I would like to feature books on evolution that have been recommended before by Michael Shermer, publisher and editor-in-chief of Skeptic magazine.

Evolution: The History of an Idea (1989) by Peter Bowler (University of California Press); Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution (1982) by Douglas Futuyma (Pantheon); Creationism on Trial: Evolution and God at Little Rock (1985) by Langdon Gilkey (Harper & Row); Scientists Confront Creationism (1983) by Laurie Godfrey (ed.) (Norton); Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes (1983) and Bully for Brontosaurus (1991) by Stephen Jay Gould (Norton); The Creationists (1992) by Ronald Numbers (Knopf); Darwinism Defended (1982) by Michael Ruse (Addison-Wesley).

If you have any source recommendations on a particular topic on science, as well as on paranormal and pseudoscience issues, please send them to me at REALL by mail or e-mail. (See above).

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