I was baffled by his logical analogies, most excellent examples and extremely engaging vernacular. So the God Delusion is the worst. Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? Perhaps the most popular organ for those espousing the intelligent design hypothesis, the eye, is singled out by Dawkins for treatment, treatment that could leave few listeners with the impression that his thesis lacks substance. It was kind of soothing, and a great innovation. Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? Very good read, Dawkins very patiently guides the reader to a decent understanding of how evolution via natural selection works. الذي يريد أن يقوله دوكنز في هذا الكتاب هو أن التطور لا يمكن إلا أن يكون داروينياً.
This work has great information and good flow. The audiobook follows an updated edition of the book from 2006 and provides intricate explanations, by way of witty examples, of why random, infinitesimal gene changes over millions of years have produced us and the world we live in. I am looking forward to listening to him read his Selfesh Gene one of the first books that opened my mind to Science Faction. Give it a decade or a decade and a half more before we see a truly flame worthy attack from Mr. .
Richard Dawkins and his wife, actor Lalla Ward, give a highly entertaining read of Dawkins's 1986 critique of creationism, The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design. Buy it after The Selfish Gene. I read this, and suddenly looked at supermodels in a new light. هذه الجزئية هي مهمة جدا في فهمنا للتطور الدارويني، فالأفضلية دوماً محسومة في صالح التطور الدارويني، بغض النظر إلى أي شيء أدت إليه الملاحظة. Dawkins works hard to help listeners understand the smaller-than-microscopic changes that evolved through staggering amounts of time, changes humans have a hard time intuitively comprehending. The audiobook shows how back and forth reading between Dawkins and Ward worked and probably made production time minimal. Well, if it were written by almost anybody except Dawkins himself, I would say it was very good—but I know the heights he can reach.
Dawkins, Lalla is one of the best voice performers I've heard since I started using audible. With that said, I think Dawkins did a remarkable job at this task. I got exactly what I wanted out of reading this book. داوکینز علاوه بر استادی در زمینه تخصصی خود، توانایی لازم برای انتقال دانش خود به افراد دیگر در سطح های مختلف دانش را نیز دارد. I do understand why he does it, but i cant help but feel like its a waste of time when he writes to convince me of what I already know. The Bio-Morph Land example does a good job of explaining complex design through accumulation of small, gradual changes.
The first chapters explains the incredible aparition of wonderful organs as the human eye as a long series of very small changes and steps as consecuence of mutations by chance each step selected between many others possibles by efficacy and supervivence along unimaginable for the human mind long period of time,millions of years,as the human mind is unable of make a idea of what a light year is in distance. Another intriguing topic was how sexual selection augments natural selection. Yet, given possibly infinite universes, with N dimensions of space and time, one might speculate on the evolution of some transcendent intelligence pulling on our strings in the present! The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. I find their intellectual dishonesty infuriating, especially so when they try to foist them on me, especially in matters of public policy. Адже яка різниця, чи контент інформативний, якщо ти нічого в ньому не зрозуміла? Of course, I got tired of it after a while but I had to keep going, because I had to read it for a class. I did notice, as some others have commented, that Dawkins has in this book resorted to great verbiage in order to prove various points - not that there is anything wrong with this approach.
Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu's egg? For what it is worth, it is also the whole point of this book. Or, to use a different analogy, a book, which can be a complicated thing, does not infer the existence of an author. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To paraphrase the author, do not draw conclusions from your own inability to understand something. Dawkins asserts his final conclusion to the matter stating that adaptive complexity is a property of living things that is explicable only by Darwinian selection where chance is filtered cumulatively by selection, step by step.
Alternating voices between Dawkins and Lalla Ward provides nice listening contrast while also setting apart examples, clarifications, and segments of greater detail. کتاب «ساعتساز نابینا» نام تنها اثری است که از ریچارد داوکینز در داخل کشور ترجمه و چاپ شده است. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Yes, all due respect to Prof. کلا آقای داوکینز برای توضیح مسایل به شکل ابتدایی خیلی حاشیه میره، تا جایی که سررشته مطلب از دست خواننده در میره حداقل توی این کتاب. This reminds me of a hilarious essay of James Thurber which he Some parts of the book are quite intriguing while a few chapters carry some ponderousness, leaving me in a bewilderment of what Dawkins intends to convey.
Out of all of the non-fiction books I've listened to, this ranks as the best one yet. I learned vast amounts from this book, even though it was something of a struggle to get through. I particularly liked the examples. With whole chapters devoted to the driest taxonomy problems and to disprovin It is a good thing that Dawkins himself takes the trouble to think about which chapters of his books will be of vanishing interest in the near future. This book, The Blind Watchmaker—also listened to in a few long walks—is not of the same caliber. Is this thigh bone from an early homo or a late autralopithecus? Most of the criticism was obviously carefully considered and well reasoned.