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Publisher Description

Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.

The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious and automatic. If natural selection can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, it is a blind one—working without foresight or purpose.

In an eloquent, uniquely persuasive account of the theory of natural selection, Dawkins illustrates how simple organisms slowly change over time to create a world of enormous complexity, diversity, and beauty.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2015
September 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Sttico ,

Not much new here

Pedestrian definitions of “life” found in children’s school books for more than a century seem as serviceable as what the author provides. Agreed, Darwin’s theory is brilliant, but it applies to life after it has formed. The author adds little on how life originates and how it differs from non-living things. Noble attempt nevertheless.

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