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Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Informative yet Interesting!

Most of the unflattering reviews stem from the fact that this book addresses evolution from the standpoint that it's true, rather than that it might be true. The fact of the matter is, a scientific theory is the closest thing involving an explanation to absolute truth. ...
Most of the unflattering reviews stem from the fact that this book addresses evolution from the standpoint that it's true, rather than that it might be true. The fact of the matter is, a scientific theory is the closest thing involving an explanation to absolute truth. They're *all* well-validated to the best of anyone's ability. The book is about evolution; it should address evolution as truth. This had all the information of a textbook and all the interest of a novel. It was exciting, concise and well-rounded. It gave solid facts alongside theory and addressed all of the major challenges to theory of evolution. I finished it feeling satisfied in every way.

posted by Lachesis on September 3, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Interesting, but lacking

This book had a tighter story dealing with evolution that most others have had, but the book still tended to present evolution as fact instead of a theory. In addition to this, it glossed over/ignored the evidence that tends to disprove this theory. As you read this, ...
This book had a tighter story dealing with evolution that most others have had, but the book still tended to present evolution as fact instead of a theory. In addition to this, it glossed over/ignored the evidence that tends to disprove this theory. As you read this, it becomes quite evident that the major purpose is to convince you that evolution is 'fact' and that the major purpose is NOT to educate you on evolution: giving you the unbiased evidence for and against. I would suggest this book to anyone who already believes in evolution or wants to believe in evolution. I would not suggest this book for anyone who is wanting an unbiased, whole picture of what evolution really is.

posted by Anonymous on October 22, 2001

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2001

    Comprehensive and easy to read

    Zimmer does a great job of presenting evolution. This book is clear, concise, and a wonderful introduction to the process of evolution.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004

    Well written and comprehensive

    This book is an excellent primer on evolution and the travels of Darwin. It provides ample examples and illustrations of the development of the theory, and should give more than enough information to understand how evolutinary science applies to everyday life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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