The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition
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- Lee Dembart, Los Angeles Times --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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."
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- File Size : 1614 KB
- Publication Date : September 28, 2015
- Print Length : 491 pages
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- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated Edition (September 28, 2015)
- ASIN : B014LJE1HI
- Language: : English
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