Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution - David P. Barash (Audiobook)

"A tonic for the mind."
—Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion

"Barash . . . brilliantly integrat[es] science, literature, and pop culture into elegant and insightful commentaries on the most interesting and important questions of our time. A delightful read.
—Michael Shermer, author of The Science of Good and Evil

"Entertaining and thought-provoking."
—Steven Pinker, author of The Blank Slate

As the debate between proponents of intelligent design and of evolution rages on, Barash demonstrates how natural selection can explain various aspects of the human experience. He tackles some of the harder questions, such as whether or not we have free will. He debunks the notion that humans are exceptions in the process of evolution. He takes on common arguments against evolution, such as the assertion that it's only a theory and that natural selection cannot create anything new. He addresses the fallacy behind the belief that all natural phenomena are good. Many attributes of human behavior, such as infanticide and racism, he proposes, may be wired into our genes. He muses on the relationship between culture and biology, considering, for example, why people keep pets. Science News

File size: 215 MB


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crimsonsamurai said...

Is there any way that you guys can get a copy (pdf, doc, or whatever) of The Case Against Christianity by Michael Martin? I am trying to do some research for my debate but am only able to locate a spanish copy through my other sources.


crimsonsamurai said...

...or furthermore his sources directly in the books written by G A Wells, "Did Jesus Exist?", and "The Historical Evidence for Jesus."

Human Ape said...

"As the debate between proponents of intelligent design and of evolution rages on"

What debate? There is no debate. Every educated person knows intelligent design is bullshit and evolution is fact. Of course you already knew that. I just think it's wrong to pretend there's some debate about reality.


mirex said...

Thank you very much.

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