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The Resource The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design, Richard Dawkins ; with a new introduction

The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design, Richard Dawkins ; with a new introduction

Label
The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design
Title
The blind watchmaker
Title remainder
why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins ; with a new introduction
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who made one of the most famous creationist arguments: Just as a watch is too complicated and too functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. It was Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery that put the lie to these arguments. But only Richard Dawkins could have written this eloquent riposte to the creationists. Natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially nonrandom process that Darwin discovered - has no purpose in mind. If it can be said to play the role of watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker." "Acclaimed as perhaps the most influential work on evolution written in this century, The Blind Watchmaker offers an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawkins, Richard
Dewey number
576.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.D37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
Label
The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design, Richard Dawkins ; with a new introduction
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35648431
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780393315707
Lccn
96229669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design, Richard Dawkins ; with a new introduction
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35648431
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780393315707
Lccn
96229669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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