But the entire ladder myth is deeply misconceived and un-evolutionary, as I shall now show. Richard Dawkins … How and why are some animals and plants domesticated to achieve different traits? And maybe that isn't giving it enough credit because it's NOT merely an overview as I said he goes into great detail in much of it. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Please try again. In The Greatest Show on Earth his broad scope of knowledge is on display. All living things are your distant cousins, Dawkins shouts sitting on evidence. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Thought provoking and stimulating. In American schools, and in schools around the world, insidious attempts … Probably his best. anyone who has a foundational knowledge of evolution may find themselves bored by a bunch of facts they already know without many new examples or experiments and those who don't may find themselves insulted. Dawkings offers some great explantions of some difficult concepts within evolution and expounds on the more simple ones. With James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde. Please try again. Dawkin's has a well-rounded knowledge in anthropology, chemistry, embryology, etc, and a talent for explaining as well. He MAKES you understand it. So glibly do the phrases ‘higher animals’ and ‘lower animals’ trip off our tongues that it comes as a shock to realize … Other than risking dogma, I think that it would be appropriate to state that nobody who wishes to pass an opinion to others regarding evolution should be allowed to do so without reading this book first. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Book Review: The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins February 23, 2020 September 5, 2020 Rebekah K If you only know of Richard Dawkins as a militant anti-theist, then you … Along the way he deals with the evidence against creationism, particularly in the fossil and carbon dating chapters. ", this book is definitely for you. It is hard not to marvel at Richard Dawkins's luminous telling of the story of evolution and the way that it has shaped our world. One of these items ships sooner than the other. I read a review here on Amazon that Jerry Coyne's "Why Evolution Is True" makes for a great companion piece to this. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Free Press; Illustrated edition (August 24, 2010), Scientist Richard Dawkins Introduces The Greatest Show on Earth, The writing style is just perfect if you are a layperson, Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2016. "Dawkins gathers up the weight of evidence into a huge lump and hurls it at us from the highest heights his rhetoric can scale...his grandness of vision still dazzles." THE greatest show on Earth, the only game in town (coolest book title ever). This takes time, and so the chapters and sections within the chapters can get a bit long, but never dull. Give it a shot, and if your appetite for more information on this subject grows, check out Dawkins other great books or Coyne's book I mentioned. (Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Book Three) - Sedona Fouts (Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Book Three) - Sedona Fouts Remus Oniga In Britain and elsewhere in the … One of the best books I've ever read! To my mind, presenting compelling arguments for rational thought and encouraging us, as humans, to take control and responsibility for ourselves. The only problem I have with the book is that I am a younger reader (16) and I find some of the words worthy of frequent dictionary visits and some of the metaphors and expressions hard to grasp, so it is a bit difficult for a younger reader who will have to get their heads around some difficult uses of speech but apart from this, I would recommend this book highly! -- "The Sunday Telegraph""This is a magnificent book of wonderstanding: Richard Dawkins combines an artist's wonder at the virtuosity of nature with a scientist's understanding of how it comes to be.'' Title The Greatest Show on Earth Author Richard DawkinsPublisher Bantam Price £20 Imagine you are a history teacher who is forced to give equal time to the theory that the Holocaust … As the author put it; it's the equivalent to believing that the length of North America is less than 10 yards. In "The Greatest Show on Earth", he fills this gap, brilliantly describing the multifarious and massive evidence for evolution -- evidence that gives the lie to the notion that evolution is 'only a theory.' There's a problem loading this menu right now. This book really changed my life. Dawkings offers some great explantions of some difficult concepts within evolution and expounds on the more simple ones. Dawkins really has a way of guiding you by the hand through the concepts and you almost feel as though you are an expert on the subject after reading it. Having read "The Selfish Gene", I thought that did a much better job at explaining the science with minimum political rhetoric, so it is a shame that Dawkins let it seep into this book. This important and timely book is a must-read for Darwin Year." The Greatest Show on Earth comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is menacing as never before. 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