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Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    On my top favorite list

    I recommend this book to anyone who apprieciates scientific wonder over superstition. I really enjoyed this book and the feeling of awe it gave me, I compared it to staring up at the stars at night and feeling insignificant compared to the grand universe. Dawkins expands the readers view of the universe in terms of time, and in small matters like photons and particles, over to genetics, and up to stars from across the universe. To understand what really causes a rainbow in the sky is so much more enlightening than a Sunday school myth.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    beautiful book

    Proof that one need not tap into the ' mystical', to find an even larger appreciation of the ' world around us'.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    Unweaving Dawkins

    As stated in the book, Isaac Newton had been criticized for destroying the beauty of the rainbow by removing its mystery...by unweaving it. Richard Dawkins strikes back at this notion, claiming that greater beauty, and greater appreciation for that beauty, is found in understanding, not ignorance. The world becomes more wonderful for knowing how it works, not less. He even points out so many things that unweaving the rainbow lead to...that we can to "see" more than just the visible spectrum of light, using the unseen to our advantage and beauty. Music is transmitted through the air via radio waves, for instance. The ultimate conclusion of this book is that, while the processes of science might be dispassionate (and rightfully so), but what comes from it is an increased sense of wonder and joy.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Puts science in the light that it deserves.

    Science is beautiful and enlightening. This book helps you see why.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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