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life, the universe, and everything,
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This review is from: Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (Paperback)
This is for the most part an interesting account of science covering the spectrum of waves (light, sound, X-ray, radio etc) , genetics, DNA, evolution, memes, probability and much more. Along the way, as part of his theme that science can be poetic and beautiful in its own right, Dawkins looks at superstition, gullibility, and poetry. Interesting writing from which I learned a great deal.
My only issue with the book, and the reason for 4 stars rather than 5, was that I found the chapter in which Dawkins pours scorn on the theories propounded by Stephen Jay Gould, another evolutionist, albeit one with a different take on the process, to be tedious - rather an arcane argument between academics which didn't interest me very much.
However overall, good reading.