Re: BIO: Help wanted explaining evolution to students

Damien Broderick (
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 11:45:13 +0000

[again, like some other people's posts recently, this bounced when sent via using the reply key]

At 07:21 PM 9/15/97 -0700, Max wrote:

>Of course I
>have Dawkins The Blind Watchmaker at hand. But I'm hoping someone can
>suggest a really compact source of information on how evolutionary theory
>accounts for observations.

Maybe George C. Williams' new PLAN AND PURPOSE IN NATURE (one of the
Science Masters series). And even better than WATCHMAKER, on the eye, is
Dawkins' recent CLIMBING MOUNT IMPROBABLE. Neither is the maximally
compressed thing you're looking for, but Williams' book is a neat 170 pages
and he's one of the one's leading evolutionists.

Damien Broderick