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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.
This is an interesting book on Science and Religion by Dr. Dawkins, its a thought provoking piece!Published 39 minutes ago by Prince of Peace
Evolution is not for everyone. In a way, it is also faith and Dawkins is an ardent preacher.
He makes excellent arguments on how evolution works on well-hidden axioms. Read more
Probably a much simplified (for the expert) dissertation on evolution and the absence of intelligent design, but a difficult yet very elucidating read for me.Published 1 month ago by Francis Ranwez
Dawkins is always informative and interesting, but I wish he had an editor that would bring him back from tangents and subjects that take him from his main objective. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Martenis
Even as someone who believed in evolution I always still wondered about the generation of such complex organisms as ourselves. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janice
I am a long admirer of Richard Dawkins and a firm believer in evolution. I bought this book expecting that it would be both interesting to read and would provide me with a better... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bob's Beekeeping
I strongly disagree with the author's belief that the universe, the human body and the amazing variety of species of animals, fish, birds, plants and especially the human... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. B. FEATHERSTON