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The Blind Watchmaker

Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

Richard Dawkins

The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious...
Publish Date
2015
September 27
First Published in 1986
Goodreads rating
4.09
ISBN
9780393351491
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
Perhaps the best display of expository scientific prose of the twentieth century.      source
Aug 09, 2020
@radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.      source
If I had to pick just one self-contained book that lays out Dawkins’s philosophy and methodology, and shows his literary skills, I would have to pick this one. His most famous book is The Selfish Gene because it lays out the gene-centred view of evolution, but it’s a bit of a tough slog. All the stuff you find in it you can also find in The Blind Watchmaker.      source
Jan 19, 1996
If you take Dawkins "the Selfish Gene" and the "Blind Watchmaker" I mean these are marvelous books and their words in those books that are entering the English language that are gonna be in the next Oxford Dictionary. I mean these are powerful books.       source