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An eye opener, Sep 30 2009
If anyone had any doubt about evolution after reading this book, then they probably started reading it with a closed mind to evolution in the first place. I admit, I was not sure how evolution was possible (before reading this book), but this book answered all of my questions and took a fair look at the subject from both sides of the issue. He shows, without a doubt, living evidence of evolution and the fact that humans have been on this earth for a lot longer than a few millennia, like some people think.
I notice that some of the reviews of this book are low saying that he didn't explain how the universe started, so this book isn't worth reading. This makes me chuckle. Actually, he goes into detail on how the universe could have started, but mentions several times that he cannot prove them because they are only theories, and that we do not have the technology right now to answer this question.
If you would like the understand more about the world around you and how it came to be, then this book is perfect for you. If you want to know exactly how the universe was created, which is impossible right now, then you should probably go back to reading the bible and live your sheltered life. Overall, Dawkins gives an optimistic look at the past, present, and future, and he showed me that the evidence for the fact of evolution is all around us, you just have to be willing to look.