The Blind Watchmaker

The Blind Watchmaker

Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals A Universe Without Design

eBook - 2015
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Penguin UK
Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin - is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015
Edition: New edition reissue
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 0141966424 electronic bk
9780141966427 electronic bk
0393353095 electronic bk
9780393353099 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 576.82 DAW
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 466 pages) : illustrations

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AaronAardvark1940
Dec 05, 2017

Carefully constructed and clearly written, this is practically a primer on evolutionary biology. None of Dawkins' strident atheism appears in this 30-year-old book, despite his argument against creationism.

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1aa
Jan 21, 2016

The polemic tone that Dawkins is so good at mars the latter parts of the latter chapters. In the early chapters, where computer generated biomorphs are utilized to help explain evolution, the computer-related parts are not well explained, even in the appendix.
The robust prose, though, is always energetic, refreshing, and infects the reader with the author's enthusiasm.

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binational
Aug 02, 2012

I am a Dawkins fan, but this one is insufferably boring, unless you are the kind of nerd that enjoys endless pages of computer-drawn squiggles meant to simulate natural selection. YAWN. Read The Greatest Show on Earth instead. Same subject matter, but excellent prose instead of computer squigglies.

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