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Beautiful Minds together. Dawkins talking about Charles Darwin. Wonderful stuff!
on 3 July 2015
Well, first and foremost, excellent product phenomenal delivery time. Well pleased. My eyes are failing me now, but thankfully my cognition is well intact, so Audio CD's are becoming the norm for me. I will quote you exactly the best definition I have found on this book. "Despite the theory's age, the Blind Watchmaker is as prescient and timely as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian, William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments, but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte. Natural selection: the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially non-random process Darwin discovered - has no purpose in mind. If it can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, tin is a BLIND WATCHMAKER". I am left 'speechless' to add anything to that with one exception. Both Richard Dawkins and his wife Lala Ward narrate this unabridged Audio CD with stupendous oratory passion, that you even feel more of the 'genius' that is Dawkins and Darwin being reveal in it's wonderful logic to you. Wonderful stuff. Highly highly recommended to either the less able to read, or if your eyes work fine, then buy the book (or the CD-to me it's a winner!) and be 'gobsmacked' at the natural intelligence of the author to lay down such a wonderful and beautifully constructed argument for what is really just 'common-sense'! R.