Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (Google eBook)
Did Newton "unweave the rainbow" by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. With the wit, insight, and spellbinding prose that have made him a best-selling author, Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder.
This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write: a brilliant assessment of what science is (and isn't), a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.
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Suppose you're a famous scientist, blessed with a social conscience and a gift for writing, who becomes sufficiently dismayed by the persistence of superstition, pseudoscience and general muddle ... Read full review
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This is probably the Richard Dawkins book that I have enjoyed the most. The first book I read from him was the God Delusion and while it was enlightening, there was an element of the preacher to it ... Read full review
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3 BARCODES IN THE STARS
4 BARCODES ON THE AIR
5 BARCODES AT THE BAR
6 HOODWINKD WITH FAERY FANCY
7 UNWEAVING THE UNCANNY
8 HUGE CLOUDY SYMBOLS OF A HIGH ROMANCE
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