Discussion by: nblizzard
Growing up Christian (and then turning to Mormonism), my parents always completely rejected (and still do) Evolution in any way, shape or form. Although I was always quite spiritual etc, in the back of my mind I sort of always knew that it must be true, but because my knowledge of text on the subject was extremely limited, I had no idea how to go about learning more about it.
When visiting the King Tut Exhibit at my local museum on my 21st Birthday, I stumbled across Coyne's "Why Evolution is True" in the museum gift shop. I reluctantly put it down, but after not having it to read bugged me for months, I eventually bought and read it. The rest is history.
I guess because I felt so cheated by religion, since reading Coyne's book I've been adamant about gaining more knowledge on the subject especially in regards to religion etc. I tried reading Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish:, but stopped half way. I can't stand his writing style as I find its more of a memoir than an educational read.
Anyway, to get to the point, I was wondering if anyone in (or previously in) a similar position or with a similar interest in mind can recommend any books for a person like myself, with limited knowledge on the subjects. I'm also very interested to eventually read all of Dawkins' books, but I'm not sure which I should begin with?
Any help would be very greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.