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Blind Watchmaker
by Richard Dawkins

Overview - Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Royal Society of Literature's Heinemann Prize, The Blind Watchmaker is "beautifully and superbly written. . . . It is one of the best science books one of the best any books I have ever read." Lee Dembart, Los Angeles Times.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Royal Society of Literature's Heinemann Prize, The Blind Watchmaker is "beautifully and superbly written. . . . It is one of the best science books one of the best any books I have ever read." Lee Dembart, Los Angeles Times. One of the most famous arguments of the creationist theory of the universe is that of the eighteenth century theologian William Paley: 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. But as Richard Dawkins demonstrates in this brilliant and eloquent riposte to the Argument from Design, the analogy is false. 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 at all, it is the blind watchmaker.Patiently and lucidly, Dawkins identifies those aspects of the theory of evolution that people find hard to believe and removes the barriers to credibility one by one. Blind Watchmaker Software Program offer included.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393315707
  • ISBN-10: 0393315703
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: August 1996
  • Page Count: 496


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