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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

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In books such as The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and Climbing Mount Improbable, Dawkins has contributed significantly to the public understanding of evolutionary theory. Here, he backtracks ... Read full review

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2009
I found "On the Origin of Species" somewhat surprising, in that Darwin spent a remarkable amount of time outlining and detailing arguments that now, 150 years later, are widely accepted. Of
course, he was conducting what was in many aspects a thought experiment - nobody had any real idea of the mechanics of heredity, and his conclusions were often counterintuitive and unsupported, so he went to great lengths to help readers understand. Dawkins displays open contempt for creationists and Biblical literalists; sword unsheathed, he relies on science, often beautifully compelling, to eviscerate them with gusto. Maybe I couldn't use this book to convince a creationist of the validity of evolution, but I don't know how a creationist could remain a creationist after reading it. I still want to know more about how, in the face of insurmountable scientific evidence, people can claim to believe in the creation story as a matter of fact, not faith. 

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User Review  - Cody Flieder - Goodreads

Pretty interesting so far Read full review

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User Review  - Dolores - Goodreads

Excellent book! I really feel like I understand evolution now. Read full review

Brilliant Science

User Review  - Ishan Raychaud... - Flipkart

A much needed book for us. Arguably the greatest scientific work ever to be created by a single person is the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin. This is that great work presented in absolute beauty for the scientific layman or atleast feet dippers. Buy it, read it, understand it!!! Read full review

A wonderful eye opener....

User Review  - Srinivas M - Flipkart

This is my first Dawkins experience... introduced to me by my colleague. An eyeopener of sorts the Greatest show on earth is like nothing i have read before. The witty dark English sense of humor ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katrina - Goodreads

Everyone should have to read this book in high school. I mean it! Read full review

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User Review  - Barry - Goodreads

"Believing that the world is less than 10,000 years old is equivalent to believing that the width of North America is less than ten yards." Read full review

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Richard Dawkins has set out to challenge Creationists with his new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution." As someone who was taught evolution by one of the most hardcore nuns ... Read full review


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