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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

READING SUGGESTIONS

My comments on Nagel prompted a request from Larry K. for some of my sister's reading recommendations.  She gave me four titles:

Sean B. Carroll -- The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
 
Sean B. Carroll -- Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb -- Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life
 
Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart -- The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma
 
In addition, there are the following outstanding books by Nick Lane which she led me to some time ago:
 
Oxygen:  The Molecule That Made The World
 
Power, Sex, Suicide:  Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life
 
Life Ascending:  The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
 
Any one of these, I think, would be a revelation to those who are unaware of the astonishing work now being done in Biology.

1 comment:

Chris said...

On a more philosophical note, do you have any favorite books defending naturalism against something like Kantian, or Neo-Kantian Idealism? I.e., the idea that these sciences really are telling us something about the real world.