Friday, December 08, 2006


Molecular Evidence

The American Scientist has published a review of Sean Carroll's new book, The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution.

Carroll, an evolutionary developmental biologist at the University of Wisconsin, opens his latest book by asking why so many Americans accept the use of DNA evidence to convict those accused of rape or murder but refuse to accept the overwhelming molecular evidence for evolution.

Good question.

Carrol, many readers will remember is also the author of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, a wonderfully accessible book for the non-professional about the new science of evolutionary developmental biology.


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