"The best general account of evolution I have read in recent years."âE. 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 Darwinâs brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte. Natural selectionâthe unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially nonrandom process Darwin discoveredâhas 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.
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.
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
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