Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
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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Review: Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for WonderUser Review - Chris Carr - Goodreads
First time that I have read Dawkins. I found his explanations of scientific reasons for events fascinating and easy to understand especially as someone who is not particularly knowledgeable about ... Read full review
Review: Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for WonderUser Review - Lawrence - Goodreads
I wanted to read this book because Mr. Dawkins --- in my mind at least --- has a reputation as an enemy of religion and rough apologist for atheism. Indeed, as I recall, Mr. D. wrote "Unweaving the ... Read full review
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
9 THE SELFISH COOPERATOR