Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago. He is the author of the bestselling Why Evolution is True and writes a blog of the same name. His most recent book is Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible.
Interviews with Jerry Coyne
Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne tells us why Darwin is still essential reading and sifts the vast amount of more recent writing on evolution for books that are both inspiring to scientists and accessible to general readers. He picks the best books on evolution.
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
by Carl Sagan
The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions
by Alex Rosenberg
God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason
by Herman Philipse
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
by Daniel C Dennett
A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom
by Andrew Dickson White
Interviews where books by Jerry Coyne were recommended
It goes without saying that I have more than five favourite books and some important ones are missing from this page (even though I’ve cheated and included six). I suppose the nonfiction ones are books that opened doors for me in some way or enabled me to see the world more clearly, including professionally. The fiction ones are ones I was completely overexcited about when I read them.