by Matthew Cobb
The excellent website TheBrowser.com has a feature called “FiveBooks”, which also comes in the form of a weekly e-mailed newsletter. A leading writer is asked to highlight five books on a particular subject. In this week’s version, biologist and Catholic Kenneth Miller chooses five books that “we should read to understand the battle being fought between scientists and creationists”. I’ll spoil the fun by saying that WEIT isn’t one of them (though the first commenter on the interview, “markalan” suggests it (are you out there, markalan?)).
Jerry has crossed swords with Ken Miller a number of times here, but irrespective of that (or maybe because of that) I thought his choices would interest readers of this blog (ha! that’ll teach Jerry to give me the keys to the car).
Miller’s five choices are:
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean B Carroll
Evolution by Carl Zimmer
Creationism’s Trojan Horse by Barbara Forrest and Paul R Gross
The Devil in Dover by Lauri Lebo.
So what do you think about Miller’s choices? What books would you add (apart from WEIT), and which would you subtract, and why?