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Scott9609 scott9609 at aol.com
Sat Apr 8 16:01:47 EST 1995


Dear Kevin:

I second the recommendations of the Dawkins and Wilson books.  They are
both excellent writers as well as being first-class scientists.  Wilson,
in particular, has won a pair of Pulitzer Prizes and it would behoove any
educated person to read his book *On Human Nature*.

On the general subject of evolution, a rare but terrific little volume by
R.E. Overman, *Evolution and the Christian Doctrine of Creation: A
Whiteheadian Interpretation* not only gives a concise and highly readable
summary of the history of the development of evolutionary thought and the
initial controversies, but a powerful argument showing how evolutionary
theory complements traditional religious cosmologies by an appeal to the
philosophy of Albert North Whitehead.

I think it fair to state that even an avowed atheist would have to tip
their hat to the cleverness and breadth of Mr. Overman's scholarship.

For a non-creationist but literate critique of the possible logical
problems of Darwinism (in the spirit of the Devil's Advocate) check out:

*Darwin Retired: An Appeal To Reason* by N. Macbeth (Dell, 1971).

Also, Max Perutz, in his book "Is Science Necessary?" (E.P. Dutton, 1989)
has a wonderful article analyzing the problems with Sir Karl Popper's
famous criticism of evolutionary theory as "unscientific."

Best wishes....Kennesaw at ccfnet.com




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