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The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins

The Blind Watchmaker

Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

by Richard Dawkins


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The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte. Natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially nonrandom process Darwin discovered - is the blind watchmaker in nature.


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  • Published: June 2011
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T061130
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