More evidence of selection in action

I’m going to try to post fairly frequent updates about new observations and experiments in evolutionary biology that are relevant to my book.  Here’s the first. Two weeks ago, in an article in The New York Times, Cornelia Dean summarized a recent article in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about how inadvertant […]

Still more discussion of science and religion

PZ Myers has started a discussion of my New Republic article on his Pharyngula site. There are lots of comments, some quite good—you can see it all here.    A posting and discussion also appear on Richard Dawkins’s website here.

Book Signing at The University of Chicago

I’ll be signing copies of Why Evolution is True from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, at Barnes & Noble’s University of Chicago Bookstore, 970 East 58th Street, Chicago (773) 702-7091. I’ll be glad to meet and chat with anyone who is interested.

A discussion of science and religion

Are science and evolution compatible? Or is the empirical nature of science flatly contradictory to the revelatory nature of faith?  I wrote an article on this topic in the latest issue of The New Republic.  My article is centered on two recent books about science, creationism, and faith, Karl Giberson’s Saving Darwin: How to be […]

Letter to Charles Darwin

On the Oxford University Press website for the book is a letter I wrote to Charles Darwin that was broadcast this month on BBC 4. You can find the printed version here, and the original oral version here.

The book is out!

Welcome to the new blog for Why Evolution is True; the book is out today (January 22).  As often as I can I’ll be posting on new developments in evolutionary biology that are relevant to the book, as well other evolution-related news. The link to buy the book is of course on this website!

Why Evolution Is True – Available January 22, 2009

  A new book by Jerry Coyne, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, is set for release on January 22, 2009. Praised by the likes of Carl Zimmer, Christopher Hitchens, Steven Pinker, and Richard Dawkins, it is sure to add to the public’s understanding of evolution. Click here […]