Could you, please, recommend some more (one or two) good scientific books about evolution - stillMS
Hi stillMS welcome. Here are a few suggestions...
"Why Evolution is True" by Jerry Coyne is a good accessible introduction to some of the main lines of evidence.
"Life Ascending - The Ten Greatest Inventions of Evolution" by Nick Lane is one of my all time favourites that pushes the boundaries of latest hypotheses and includes the latest hypothesis on abiogenesis.
"Evolution - What the Fossils Say" by Donald Prothero is quite an academic book but worth the effort to read. He also deals with objections to radiometric dating.
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful" and "The Making of the Fittest" both by Sean B. Carroll are superb. They both deal with the newish field of Evolutionary developmental biology or "evo devo". He explains how genes make bodies and genetic switches control genes. Many of the common objections to the apparent limitations of natural selection are covered by these books.
"Your Inner Fish" by Neil Shubin describes his discovery of a fantastic transitional fossil Tiktaalik - the fish who could do press-ups. He also describes many other fascinating examples of evidence for evolution including comparative anatomy and embryology.
"The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins is the definitive guide to the evidence. It's not a book that will give you many knock-down arguments against creationism but it describes the positive case for evolution in great detail. Highly recommended. There is a partial summary of it here...
"The Blind Watchmaker" also by Dawkins is a must for any former creationist. It tackles the argument from design head on. I remember browsing it in a library when I was a JW and it scared the living daylights out of me. It took five minutes to see the Creation book was nonsense.
"Why Darwin Matters" by Michael Shermer is a useful history of the Intelligent Design movement and is worth reading for to get the various disguises of creationism sorted in your mind.
In addition there are lots of very good websites and blogs.
I would highly recommend Dr Zachery Moore's "Evolution 101 Podcast" ..
Hope this helps.