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 evidenceafrom 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 geneticsato 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 masteras 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|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2009-09-22|