I was unpleasantly shocked to hear the statistics of my fellow humans being so ignorant to reject natural selection, in that was the largest argument that it exists. I am quite serious.
But a wonderful informative fact packed and postulating book. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your experiences. It must be fun to just use your mind and be surrounded by many interesting thoughts. Wonderful thanks again.
Dawkins shines here on this topic and his knowledge of evolution is truly vast. These aren't just old arguments and evidence that you've heard a thousand times over. This book contains mountains of evidence, some of which was only discovered in the publication year.
Having Dawkins read his own work, in my opinion, brings a lot to this book. He knows where to place the emphases and how to make everything flow. His wit clearly comes through and it really is entertaining to listen to.
A must read/listen!
Accuracy and the subjective look at evolution and the misinformed modern arguments against it.
Laugh a bit, and I didn't expect such a strong support from clergy for the theory of evolution.
Sound was a bit tinny and washed out, but that's my only complaint.
This book taught me all the facts and evidence about evolution and provides plenty of ammunition to combat the arguments from young earth creationists.
I have read as well as listened to The God Delusion. The God Delusion puts forth evidence why God most likely doesn't exist but assumes the truth of evolution from the beginning without providing any evidence for it. The Greatest Show On Earth focuses on this and does an excellent job of it.
Spectacular! I had so many "ah ha" moments during this book as fairly difficult to understand subjects were explained to me with such eloquence and simplicity by Richard Dawkins that I could scarcely understand why my teachers in high school didn't tell me these things. This book really should be required reading for every high school student in the U.S. Loved it, absolute loved it!
I'm extremely picky about which audio books I download so they are all really good or I return them. This one stands apart. I could easily rank it in my top 5
Richard Lenski's experiment
The timbre of his voice and the refinement of the performance is "like wiping your ass with silk"
The degree of detail present in the narration was most interesting. This is one worth several listens due to the number of items worth remembering for future reference. I especially enjoyed hearing Dawkins and Ward doing the reading.
I have not heard any of their other performances, but their involvement would clearly influence me in favor of future purchases.
I wanted to hear it all at once, but it was too long for me to do so. Fortunately I finally had a long period of driving that enabled me to have more continuity. I did miss seeing the illustrations, but that is what happens with an audio book!
I am glad I added this one to my collection.
If you don't understand evolution then this explains in both great detail and at the same time simply how it works. There are so many that just deny what is in front of their eyes and replace it by various fairy stories. Remember even the Vatican accepts evolution!
Before I read this, I already believed in Evolution. But this book helped me understand with 100% conviction that there is no need to simply "believe". Evolution is a fact, not a "theory" or belief. As an average non-scientific person, you don't realize the numerous branches of science that all come together to confirm this. This book provides numerous fascinating examples of each, explaining not only THAT evolution works, but HOW it works. It is a shame that so many of us make it through basic science education without a similarly complete and thorough education in the driving force that has lead to the existence of every living thing on this planet.
Richard Dawkins does an excellent job of walking you through all the reasons why Evolution is no longer a theory, but actual fact. Evolution happened. There can be no other way to explain what is here on earth. If God does exist, then he is a programmer, not a sculptor or builder.