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The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution by Sean B. Carroll

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Dr. Carroll is a well-respected biologist and a contemporary Darwin scholar.

He shares his original insights and connects them to the latest research in evolutionary biology.

The book will anger some conservative Christians. It will also frustrate many chiropractors, and well as the occasional Soviet communist.

The tone is a bit arrogant, but the explanations of the DNA record are clear and accessible for anyone with a knowledge of high school biology and genetics.

The story moves more briskly and clearly than I thought possible.

If you’re interested in learning more about the evidence behind Darwinian evolution, you need to read this book. I particularly enjoyed reading about the ice fish, an animal completely free of red blood cells. You’ll find a favorite anecdote or two as well.

I give it my highest recommendation!

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