The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

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Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 2010, ISBN13 9781416594796, ISBN10 1416594795

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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his latest New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth. "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to "teach the controversy" behind evolutionary theory.

There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidencefrom living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular geneticsto make the airtight case that "we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection". His unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument, exposing the absurdities of the creationist position, into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a masters vision of life, in all its splendor.

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Publisher: Free Press
Publish Date: Aug 24, 2010
ISBN-13: 9781416594796
ISBN-10: 1416594795
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 496
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.3
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A book that explain's evolution
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This book should be required reading for anyone contemplating the theory of evolution, and most certainly for any student of natural science or biology. Professor Dawkins shows proof that the earth is lot more than 6000 years old.

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Demonstrates evolution in our time
1/19/2011

Customer review by TomGu3

5.0 stars by TomGu3

A very good explanation of why evolution and natural selection should be treated as a fact, even by the most ignorant who deny it. If you don't believe in evolution, ask your doctor for the original penicillin from the 1940s next time you need an antibiotic. And good luck with your recovery.

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