(26-01-2013 09:25 AM)cjs Wrote: I would recommend Jerry Coyne's book, Why Evolution is True. It explains the concepts so the layperson can understand it. I just read it and am going to read or again. I think part of the problem is that people don't understand science because it's not easy and they'd have to think. The ideas in that book are good rebuttals to the insufficient fossil record argument. It's a fascinating read.
Thanks. I've heard of that book but never really looked into it much before. I doubt I'll be able to get a copy and read it before replying to my friend, but I'll add it to my "to read" list. It sounds good.