I just got my monthly copy of Scientific American in the mail. This one is a special issue about evolution that has this on the cover:
Evolution at work: How doctors, police and others use it on their job
The evolution of evolution: How Darwin's theory survives, thrives, and reshapes the world
The future of human evolution
Molecular proof of natural selection
How life invents complex traits
Creationist's Latest Tricks
Then inside all of this is broken down into different articles. When you browse the index, lets say at the grocery store or *cough* the library where you can read it for free *cough* the articles are not titled the same as the cover states, just so you know. They are still there, just read the descriptions of the articles to find what you are looking for.
Also, page 74 has an article entitled 'Four Fallacies of Evolutionary Pop Psychology' that looks interesting.
For bonus points mosey on over to SciAm.com and check out the short article entitled Why Everyone Should Learn the Theory of Evolution. Personally, I thought it was so short it was almost more like an extended blurb than an article, but check out the comments.
woundeddog2 at 12:32 PM on 12/15/08
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
That's it. As if someone who read the article would say to themselves 'Hey, I never believed the creation story before but I'm convinced now!' Trolls are everywhere.
But then there are the more reasonable Christians who leave comments like this:
mlyyski at 12:45 PM on 12/15/08
The creationist/evolutionist debate is maddening. When I was about 9 years old I was given a Bible, and the books "The World of Science" and "The Sea Around Us". It didn't take me long to come to the conclusion that God created, and science explains creation. I am a Christian who absolutely believes in evolution. The creationists who sat down and dreamed up their theory, though they probably thought they were defending God (another absurd idea), actually did a huge disservice to Christianity. Most disappointing are the science savvy 'intellectuals' who say creationists got it wrong, so God could not be responsible for creation, even though they haven't the slightest clue as to the origion of the universe. In fact, I have yet to see any theory as plausable as a 9 year old's assesment after nearly 50 years, just a lot of stne throwing and name calling on both sides. Mike Lyyski
After reading that last comment I have a sliver more hope for humanity that tells me maybe one day Christians will at least accept evolution more on the terms that Mr. Lyyski stated. Hey, it's not the whole kit'n caboodle but it's better than what we have now.