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THE HISTORY OF LIFE

Epilogue

Investigation of the history of life constantly brings new knowledge about past times. Much information is obtained by various means, on a variety of issues. Primarily, results often produce astonishment because something that only yesterday appeared to be self-evident will not necessarily be valid tomorrow- science verifies and corrects itself. The wonders of life are inexhaustible and its origin is concealed in twilight. Science, no more than any of us, could ever unambiguously answer the question occupying the human mind: how everything began - and why.

Further reading

Webpages

Books

  • The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
  • What Evolution Is - Ernst Mayr
  • The Book of Life - Stephen Jay Gould (ed.)
    …and many textbooks about evolution and paleontology
 

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