Along the easy lines of introducing evolutionary biology in the book, we could find the most interesting idea in all the creature to understand the diversified world.
This book《Evolution: the triumph of an idea》, I should have read a long time ago. It is so brilliantly written and (I think) is a “must read”!
Darwin’s brilliant evolution theory is not simply “evolution by natural selection”, but is a much more sophisticated and imperative scientific work. The book talks about the development history of evolution theory, its strong links between a wide range of disciplines, such as geology, biology, ecology, biotechnology…etc. The chapters on the evolution (rise) of human being (homo sapiens) are particularly interesting. During the reading of this book, I rediscovered the importance of my own discipline (earth sciences), and once again thought how lucky I am to have chosen it.
In the last chapters, the author discusses the “fight” between Darwinism and Christianity. As a geologist myself, I observe many processes of the Earth; I learn how rocks and minerals are formed; I find ancient animals and plants in fossils. The material world is so obvious that it seems the room for “God” is very slim. Yet, I am not denying the importance of religions. And yet, I simply cannot believe in the existence of a “Creator” of our universe. For me, science is science, whereas faith is faith; there is nothing contradictory of the two completely different notions!...Continua