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 - Alethea Bothwell - Goodreads
Excellent. Clear explanations, good analogies, wonderful logic. I GET IT! The one slight criticism I have is that sometimes he goes on a bit longer than I think is necessary answering objections and responding to alternative "possibilities." But he is just being thorough, I guess. Read full review
Review: The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without DesignUser Review - Todd Landrum - Goodreads
Like The God Delusion, the book is impressive in it's scope and the depth it covers its topics. And like that first book, both the scope and depth exceed my interest in the topic. There were many ... Read full review