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March 19, 2008 7:14 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a book about evolution by Kirchner.

Hi. A biologist friend who walks her dog in my park recommended a book to me about Evolution by someone named Kirchner, or Kirshner, or perhaps Kirschner. I don't remember the first name or the title. Apparently he is a research biologist in some other area, maybe microbiology or genetics, I'm not sure. He decided he didn't know enough about evolution, spent some time studying up on it and wrote a popular science book on the topic. I'm trying to find it out.

Can anyone give me some help? Thanks as always.
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The Plausibility of Life by Marc W. Kirschner?
posted by biscuitsticks at 7:30 AM on March 19, 2008

Yes, you are looking for Marc Kirschner. He's at the Systems Biology Department at Harvard Medical School, and he's my academic grandfather (i.e. my advisor's advisor.) I haven't read the book myself, but I've heard good things about it.
posted by wyzewoman at 9:05 AM on March 19, 2008

I believe he is mentioned in this book. I know this isn't what you're looking for, but the section on evolution was fascinating and really changed the way I think about... stuff.
posted by Area Control at 1:17 PM on March 19, 2008

Response by poster: I think you have all hit it on the head. This is perfect. Thanks bunches.
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA at 7:20 AM on March 20, 2008

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