The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
Published: 9/28/2015
Title: The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 496
Goodreads Rating: 4.09
Goodreads ID: 25622245
ISBN13: 9780393351491
ISBN: 9780393351491
The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious and automatic. If natural selection can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, it is a blind one—working without foresight…
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