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I want to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian world-view happens to be true, but that it is the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence.
The title of this 1986 work, Dawkins's second book, refers to the Rev. William Paley's 1802 work, Natural Theology, which argued that just as finding a watch would lead you to conclude that a watchmaker must exist, the complexity of living organisms proves that a Creator exists. Not so, says Dawkins: "All appearances to the contrary, the only watchmaker in nature is the blind forces of physics, albeit deployed in a very special way... it is the blind watchmaker."
Dawkins is a hard-core scientist: he doesn't just tell you what is so, he shows you how to find out for yourself. For this book, he wrote Biomorph, one of the first artificial life programs. You can check Dawkins's results on your own Mac or PC.
Dawkins is knowledgeable. And his book very readable. But I'm afraid the man got it very wrong. I'm working on a refute now.Published 22 days ago by Cheryl Roberts
A little more difficult reading for the lay-man than was, for instance, 'The God Delusion'. Still a very good read.
This is wonderful book. Very easy to follow even if you're not a science-type.Published 1 month ago by Naomi E.
As always with Dawkins; intelligently written and to the point.Published 2 months ago by B. D. Mcgee
A detailed look at evolution by a man who has spent his life in researching the subject.Published 3 months ago by Terrell G. Bennett
Another in the classic train of powerful writing by one of the world's most important thinkers. Not only a scientist with impeccable credentials, Dawkins is a key leader in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Donald A. Collins
This is an interesting book on Science and Religion by Dr. Dawkins, its a thought provoking piece!Published 3 months ago by Prince of Peace