The Public Interest

Debating evolution

Alvin Kernan

Fall 2001

SCIENCE’S world view is usually said to be cold and ab- stract, but in fact it offers a far more exciting, if more threatening, image than the Biblical account of the creation of the world. In his latest book, The Evolutionists: The Struggle for Darwin’s Soul, † Richard Morris, a scientist of wide-ranging knowledge, presents what has become the standard scientific view of the origins and development of the world and its life.  A reader could ask for no better introduction to the increasingly important, and increasingly complex, evolution debates. 

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