Customer Reviews for

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

Average Rating 4.5
( 23 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(13)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

good addition to The Selfish Gene

Published ten years after The Selfish Gene, this book is just as enlightening and entertaining as that first book by Dawkins. More examples of evolution in the natural world, and more evidence that evolution has indeed shaped the diversity of living things, past and pr...
Published ten years after The Selfish Gene, this book is just as enlightening and entertaining as that first book by Dawkins. More examples of evolution in the natural world, and more evidence that evolution has indeed shaped the diversity of living things, past and present, on the earth. Very well written, it's a pleasure to read. One criticism of this and especially The Selfish Gene: Dawkins seems to think that there's no or very little selection at the level of the group, and that natural selection takes place at the level of the individual or even his or her DNA. However, I think it's clear that there is a good deal of selective pressure at the level of the group or tribe, and even to some degree at the level of the entire species. If a group of animals dies, that includes every member of the group, so it stands to reason that there should be some selection at the level of the group, even if that selection runs counter to the immediate goals of the individual within that group. In spite of this criticism, any curious person should give this, and The Selfish Gene, a read.

posted by Anonymous on November 30, 2007

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A good read for those already converted to evolutionism

Dawkins' writing style is always engaging and persuasive. However, as someone who has always been fascinated with the debate between science (here naturalistic evolution) and religion (creationism), i found this book surprisingly lacking in substance. I found no good ...
Dawkins' writing style is always engaging and persuasive. However, as someone who has always been fascinated with the debate between science (here naturalistic evolution) and religion (creationism), i found this book surprisingly lacking in substance. I found no good arguments against the creationist worldview and little good evidence for Darwinism as an alternative. As i said, it is still a good book and an interesting use of your time, but i would steer away from this one if you are seeking for the truth.

posted by Anonymous on July 23, 2005

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2006

    Refutation of 'Intelligent Design'

    This book is an outstanding refutation of 'Intelligent Design', a religious pseudo-science masquerading as true science. Dawkins shows the logical fallacies and innumeracy at the base thereof. Very readable - more so than his masterwork 'The Selfish Gene'.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Richard Dawkins explains evolution in a simple and reliable way,

    Richard Dawkins explains evolution in a simple and reliable way, this book is essential and extremely important for teenagers and 
    young adults because it basically explains the way in which life works. Although the theme seems to be scientific and intellectual;
    I found it to be readable and very comprehensible. (Alejandro)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1