The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who made one of the most famous creationist arguments: Just as a watch is too complicated and too functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. It was Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery that put the lie to these arguments. But only Richard Dawkins could have written this eloquent riposte to the creationists. Natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially nonrandom process that Darwin discovered - has no purpose in mind. If it can be said to play the role of watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker. Acclaimed as perhaps the most influential work on evolution written in this century, The Blind Watchmaker offers an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time.
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Review: The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without DesignUser Review - Santhosh - Goodreads
What is an Evolution - The Blind Watchmaker is one of the introductory books I have read. This book is not a kind of boring science books but this book has life and light in it. A very convincing explanations on evolutions. This book is worth a read! Read full review
Review: The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without DesignUser Review - Amr Khaled - Goodreads
It was kind of hard to review this book. It's so polar that it's astonishing. I mean, in one point, you'll be so interested in what the author is talking about, that you'll forget time as it passes by ... Read full review