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evolution and natural selection resources

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Offline Fluxosaurus

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I am currently reading Prothero's book - Evolution: What the fossils say and why it matters, and I can fully agree with Tweefo - should be compulsory.

I am new to my interest in Paleontology, and I have not had any formal training in that field, but his book is well set out with the evidence, and point by point reasonable interpretations of that evidence. He also explains the provisional nature of science and clarifies the scientific understanding and usage of "theory" and "fact".

I have been trying to prepare for battle with an Astronomer who has certain Creationist leanings - I am no Astrophysicist, but hell I'm trying (and learning along the way).

Astrophysics is rather difficult (for me at least) so when I searched for other scientific arguments against his position (to evaluate myself), it took me quite a while to find some.

This site seems great:
http://homepage.mac.com/cygnusx1/index.html

I have not read the entire site, but if you have an Astronomy Creationist battle on your hands, this may be a good start point.





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I am no astrophysicist myself and had to "stretch" considerably to understand what this is all about. I found Hawking's A Briefer History of Time very useful as I could understand (most  ;D) of the material. The book is not pro- or anti anything, but very sound arguments can be found in it.


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Some excellent non-book resources especially for teaching and/or preaching (?!) ...

Amazing article in National Geographic November 2004 "Was Darwin Wrong?"  The original publication is much better as it has some great images but otherwise it's here - http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0411/feature1/fulltext.html

Also a useful PDF resource, very well presented for the layman from atheismresource.com - http://www.atheismresource.com/evolution

Especially the PDF - Top ten Myth of Evolution - concise and clear and of course indisputable ;)http://atheismresource.com/wp-content/uploads/top-10-evolution-myths.pdf
"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men." – Carl Sagan


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