Written for the general public, this work on evolutionary theory attempts to show how dramatic functional complexity can evolve gradually. The overall metaphor is that there can be gentle slopes leading up the backside of a slope that on its face has a steep cliff. We see the steep cliff of complexity and do not see the gentle rises that allow gradual evolution to arrive at that point.This book was probably written in response to the popularity of Behe's Darwin's Black Box.While it has interesting discussions of the eye and the spider web, it is not a work full of brilliant ideas. Written prior to the popularization of the biological ideas coming from Evo Devo.
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