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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date August 29, 1996
Pages 400
Binding Paperback
Edition Subsequent
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393315707
ISBN-10 0393315703
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $18.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian
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"The best general account of evolution I have read in recent years."―E. O. Wilson. With a new introduction.

Twenty years after its original publication, The Blind Watchmaker, framed with a new introduction by the author, is as prescient and timely a book 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 in nature.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780393304480 Book cover for 9780393315707 Book cover for 9780393351491
 
With Richard Dawkins | Reissue edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 28, 2015)
9780393351491 | details & prices | 466 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $18.95
This edition also contains Blind Watchmaker: Why The Evidence Of Evolution Reveals A Universe Without Design
About: Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.
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Subsequent edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 29, 1996)
9780393315707 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian
With Adeline Rucquoi | from W W Norton & Co Inc (January 1, 1988)
9780393304480 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Mille Fois A Compostelle: Pelerins Du Moyen Age
About: Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781455848133
 
With Lalla Ward (other contributor), Richard Dawkins | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (January 3, 2012)
9781455848133 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Despite the theory’s age, The Blind Watchmaker is as prescient and timely as ever.

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