Evolution's Purpose - A Book Review

January 20, 2013

Evolution's Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins by Steve McIntosh
This is another book provided by SpeakEasy.
You know how I thought the last book was not scholarly enough?  Well, you get what you ask for, because this one is so scholarly that it errs on being dry and inaccessible.  Which is a shame, because I've always been interested in evolution and was looking forward to reading this book.  I like the premise, which is that evolution is not a random thing, but is ultimately about always choosing towards becoming more good, true, and beautiful.  I kept on waiting to be inspired and engaged in the material, but by the middle of the book, I decided to abandon my efforts to something that would capture my attention more readily.
So now I'm much more engaged and interested in a book I've read before-Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.  It's the book my feminist book club picked out.  I definitely don't mind reading it again!

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