The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Dawkins
Narrator: Richard Dawkins , Lalla Ward
Genres: Science & Technology
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: January 2012
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 48 minutes
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Overview

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 nonrandom process Darwin discovered ? has no purpose in mind. If it can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker. ?Dawkins has done more than anyone else now writing to make evolutionary biology comprehensible and acceptable to a general audience.? ?John Maynard Smith?As readable and vigorous a defense of Darwinism as has been published since 1859.? ?The Economist

Author Details

Author Details

Dawkins, Richard

Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His first book, "The Selfish Gene", was an instant international bestseller, and has become an established classic work of modern evolutionary biology. He is also the author of "The Blind Watchmaker", "River Out of Eden", "Climbing Mount Improbable", "Unweaving the Rainbow", "A Devil's Chaplain", "The Ancestor's Tale", and most recently, "The God Delusion.

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