The New York Times Book Review section had a review today of Chris Mooney’s new book, Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming. (Review here; Chris’ commentary here). The book was just released today and I look forward to reading it.
But continuing on, I couldn’t help noting that Richard Dawkins reviewed Michael Behe’s new book, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism. Dawkins notes the unusual disclaimer from the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University distancing themselves from Behe then spends a lot of time on dogs.
From Newfies to Yorkies, from Weimaraners to water spaniels, from Dalmatians to dachshunds, as I incredulously close this book I seem to hear mocking barks and deep, baying howls of derision from 500 breeds of dogs — every one descended from a timber wolf within a time frame so short as to seem, by geological standards, instantaneous.
I usually don’t get into the evolution/ID wars, but I found Dawkins’ review to be quite excellent.