Looks like Richard Dawkins has a new book coming out. It’s called The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence For Evolution. I can’t wait to read it!
But wait a sec? Didn’t Jerry Coyne just write that book? Yes, I believe he did. It was called Why Evolution is True. No subtitle needed; the title pretty much says it all.
Dawkins certainly wins round one: Better title. Why Evolution is True sounds like the start of a philosophical discussion. The evidence Coyne meticulously documented is not the reason why evolution is true. It is merely the reason we are confident that evolution is true.
Meanwhile, The Greatest Show on Earth is much catchier and well-captures the excitement of the science. Put the boring stuff about evidence and evolution in the subtitle.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see about the rest…