River out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

River out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

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by Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Lalla Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465069908

ISBN-13: 9780465069903

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Basic Books


How did the replication bomb we call ”life” begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as ”the sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius”), Richard Dawkins confronts this…  See more details below

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How did the replication bomb we call ”life” begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as ”the sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius”), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery.

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ISBN-13:
9780465069903
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Science Masters Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
386,693
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1220L (what's this?)

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River out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not a blathering endless tedium of metaphors, as another reviewer has suggested. For the scientist and the layperson alike, this book is a measured and carefull explaination of what Darwinism is and isn't - one of the major thrusts of the book is to explain and expose myths that lie behind the creationist viewpoint that science 'isn't enough' to explain natural phenomenea. Even more encouraging, Dawkins elucidates the beauty and majesty of the fact of Evolution in a way that is seldom found in science. There is no preoccupation with technical language here, only honest, clear, and evocative images of what it truely is to be human, and what it truely 'means' to be alive. Dawkins asserts that it is human presumption that supposes answers to questions like 'Why does the Universe Exist?' I don't care if you are Christian, Jewish, or whatever -- if you have an interest in real, logical evidence of Evolution in the everyday world, written in a way even a teenager could understand, buy this book.
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In The Name of Sar'ah, The Merciful, The Gracious! The Holy Code, Book of Homosexuality, Chapter 1,646, Verse 665-668: " And the Goddess said unto the Proph'et Mar'io: 'Tell those who disbelieve in Hoeism that they will suffer the greatest loss! They will be choked with their skins when they enter my greatest creation, al-Dajjal (hell). They will say and think inside themselves 'We have no Creator. We have made ourselves.' Hubris! They are certainly to perish by My Hand in the bright flames I have created for them. I will show them no mercy."