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read The Blind Watchmaker Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design epub é Paperback Å ❮Read❯ ➳ The Blind Watchmaker Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design ➶ Author Richard Dawkins – FeedmarkfoWritten in the last hundred years The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time A brilliant and controversial book wh It is a good thing that Dawkins himself takes the trouble to think about which chapters of his books will be of vanishing interest in the near future Of course he turned out to be accurate than he must have wished for This must be the most boring of all Dawkins’ books but I do not want to give up on him till I read ‘The Extended Phenotype’ which just might prove to be the best scientifically of all his works With whole chapters devoted to the driest taxonomy problems and to disproving outdated theories the book was a massive waste of time once I went past the mildly interesting first half But it still provides an opportunity to use Dawkins’ own method of caricature based argument to paint a caricature of his own positions in ‘The God Delusion’ based on his own vitriolic stands in this book I will try to examine in detail how Dawkins has betrayed his own principles of scientific grounding and rational rigorousness in The God Delusion by using arguments and structures from this book in the review Hopefully that will happen by tomorrow

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Ich demonstrates that evolution by natural selection the unconscious automatic blind yet essentially non random process discovered by Darwin is the only answer to the biggest uestion of all why do we exist wow and double wow i read this through and turned back to p1 to read it again blind watchmaker has been amazingly influential in the way i think about just about everything the world existence life forms physics down to the micro myself and my craft it's sent chills down my spine made me euphoric and angry the first for finally addressing uestions that have long been in my mind but receive no echo in society as i've known it the second for the willful repression of information and large scale institutionalized dumb down that is the public school system i grew up in it makes me want to cry to think that i didn't learn about evolution until i already had a master's degree i am learning now though largely through dawkins stephen j gould and others who've been able to bring the complexities of this subject to the laypeople still angry that whatever my daughter learns about evolution she'll have to learn from me a social scientist and by no means an authority nonetheless in a college classroom if her professor asks if anyone's heard of darwin her answer will be a resounding yeah small victory but somethingchokengtitiktitikchokengs there's a great great BBC documentary on Galapagos highly worth checking out

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The Blind Watchmaker Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design30th Anniversary Edition Cover note Each copy of the anniversary edition of The Blind Watchmaker features a uniue biomorph No two covers are exactly alikeAcclaimed as the most influential work on evolution Dawkins loves explaining evolutionary theory and this is one of his best books My favourite bit is the section on long tailed birds peacocks etc From the point of view of simple utility they are rather baffling What use could you possibly have for that long stupid tail?But as Dawkins keeps reminding us it's not about survival of the species or even of the individual but rather of the gene Suppose there's a sex linked male gene that disposes towards long tails and a sex linked female gene that disposes towards finding long tails attractive A child born of a union between two individuals carrying these genes will be likely to have both of them Hence if it's male it'll have a long tail and if it's female it will prefer males with long tails If this combination becomes common long tailed males will have a larger and larger advantage in terms of being preferred by females Tails will lengthen until the practical downside being unable to fly avoid predators etc counterbalances the upside of efficiently attracting potential matesI read this and suddenly looked at supermodels in a new light God they're hot In fact if they were any hotter they'd be dead