The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of qIntelligent Designq in his New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth. qIntelligent Designq is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to qteach the controversyq behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidencea€”from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular geneticsa€”to make the airtight case that qwe find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection.q His unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument, exposing the absurdities of the creationist position, into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a mastera€™s vision of life, in all its splendor.or a painless change in the wiring diagram of the brain such that, as a matter of fact, the animal doesna#39;t do it again, would seem, on the face of it, enough. Why the searing agony, an agony that can last for days, and from which the memory mayanbsp;...

Title:The Greatest Show on Earth
Author:Richard Dawkins
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2009-09-22


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