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THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH: The Evidence for Evolution

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Look out, creationists. There's a new sheriff in town, and he talks like an Oxford don.In fact, Dawkins (The God Delusion, 2007, etc.) gave up the Oxford chair in the Public Understanding of Science in order to write full-time, and to spend more time agitating against antiscience and pseudoscience. The author opens with guns a-blazing, demanding what we might think of a Latin teacher's being ... Read full review

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Worst book

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Crap and Bullsh*t book

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While I appreciate Dawkins engaging and elegant style, his arguments are weak. This is not a convincing case for evolution, continuously using a bait and switch, and pathetic 'transitional forms' is not convincing, Richard! Jonathan Sarfati EASILY refutes all his points soundly in his response book, The Greatest Hoax on Earth 

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I've tried a couple other of Dawkins books on evolution and put them all down without finishing them. This one a finished and enjoyed, most of it. He was much more engaging to the reader in this book and seemed to stay on topic much better, he has a tendency to get distracted. I learned a lot and even found myself eager to share some of the great things I learned with others.
Dawkins writes like he is sitting in a room having a conversation with you, which for the most part is a good thing, but he also has a tendancy to drift off subject and to insert jokes that probably won't be understood by all his readers. I'm sure there are a few I didn't get, as there was a lot of moments he made comments I admittedly didn't know what he was talking about.
 

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really, i like it ...

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Absolutely un put downable. Richard Dawkins is once again at his logical best.

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2009
I found "On the Origin of Species" somewhat surprising, in that Darwin spent a remarkable amount of time outlining and detailing arguments that now, 150 years later, are widely accepted. Of
course, he was conducting what was in many aspects a thought experiment - nobody had any real idea of the mechanics of heredity, and his conclusions were often counterintuitive and unsupported, so he went to great lengths to help readers understand. Dawkins displays open contempt for creationists and Biblical literalists; sword unsheathed, he relies on science, often beautifully compelling, to eviscerate them with gusto. Maybe I couldn't use this book to convince a creationist of the validity of evolution, but I don't know how a creationist could remain a creationist after reading it. I still want to know more about how, in the face of insurmountable scientific evidence, people can claim to believe in the creation story as a matter of fact, not faith. 

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Very good book, but Dawkins keeps reverting to settling scores with creationists, which probably detracts for many.

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