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I want to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian world-view happens to be true, but that it is the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence.
The title of this 1986 work, Dawkins's second book, refers to the Rev. William Paley's 1802 work, Natural Theology, which argued that just as finding a watch would lead you to conclude that a watchmaker must exist, the complexity of living organisms proves that a Creator exists. Not so, says Dawkins: "All appearances to the contrary, the only watchmaker in nature is the blind forces of physics, albeit deployed in a very special way... it is the blind watchmaker."
Dawkins is a hard-core scientist: he doesn't just tell you what is so, he shows you how to find out for yourself. For this book, he wrote Biomorph, one of the first artificial life programs. You can check Dawkins's results on your own Mac or PC. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Good author and strong arguments. Currently starting another Richard Dawkins book.Published 7 months ago by Deniz Hassan
You can't be a lazy reader with this one. You will be forced to think and understand, and you'll be grateful for it.Published 11 months ago by Joseph Csaszar
Highly recommended, produced by an enlightened secular Humanist populist pioneer.
Resplendent writing style that provided lucid concepts. Read more
I can't decide, I think he is right in most of this theories but genetics only can account for so much in my view. Gifted write though. I could be proved wrong of course lolPublished on Nov. 26 2012 by Dean Wirth
Excellent. A marvelous read. In _The Blind Watchmaker_, Richard Dawkins explains how evolution works, touches on how it doesn't work, and he does so in a way in which just about... Read morePublished on July 22 2010 by Hex1a4
This is an accomplished and deeply challenging book. Here is an abridged and revised version of my review in Zygon September 1989. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2009 by Roger Smook
Back in the 18th or 19th Century, a man named William Paley came up with a very clever argument to prove the existance of god: Say you find a watch lying on the beach. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2007 by Oliver
This is one of the books I have enjoy the most. I won't say it blows down all and everyone of the arguments creationists had ever construct, but it gives you the logical background... Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Sergio A. Salazar Lozano
I have heard that educated people believe that a monkey typing randomly could write the Encyclopedia Brittanica, given enough time. Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by Joe Young