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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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It's about time for Dawkins to write a general account of evolution. He is one of the best science writers ever, marrying great knowledge and deep passion. Even those who know the basics will be enthralled. For those who don't know, and who have never read a book by Daw...
It's about time for Dawkins to write a general account of evolution. He is one of the best science writers ever, marrying great knowledge and deep passion. Even those who know the basics will be enthralled. For those who don't know, and who have never read a book by Dawkins, they have a great treat in store. And for those who think science is a cold, unfeeling enterprise, well, they are about to learn the truth.

posted by Generalreader on November 15, 2009

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5 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

I evolved a long time ago

Worth a read but I'm smarter then this man...

posted by disisrick-7 on November 19, 2009

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  • Posted November 19, 2009

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    I evolved a long time ago

    Worth a read but I'm smarter then this man...

    5 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    A missed opportunity

    Dawkins could have included more examples rather than continually stating that evolution was a fact. There were no good examples provided documenting why carbon dating is credible, just a long explanation of what it is. The examples used were often not very interesting and the organization of the chapters did not help with organization.
    There are probably a few better books out there for this topic.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2010

    Not the challene or thought provoking read I expected

    I am only on chapter 5, but I am terribly disappointed! I have learned one thing, after hours of listening to this book. It is like he is reviewing elementary school science class. It is excruciating! I am really hoping that he will move into the high school level and even, dare I say, college level discussion, SOON!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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