Monday, April 6, 2009

Book Review - Evolution for Dummies

Evolution for Dummies: A good reading on Evolution science, Natural selection, DNA mutations, Genetics and all that good stuff. I learned a lot of new things, despite being familiar with the basic evolution theory. For example, it dispels the common myth, "Humans came from monkeys" - rather, it clarifies how humans and monkeys just have a common ancestor. Likewise, I learned that Mitochondria hasn't changed through all these generations, which led scientists to believe that all of us evolved from one African woman - who would be our great, great..., great grandmother. Unlike many other books on creation and evolution, this one does not directly attack religions sentence for sentence, but relegates the disputes and addresses them in one chapter at the end - that allows us to read it in peace!

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