2. Eye Opening
Wow... Strangely the inter story section on ants.
Yes! He British accent and poison for the subject mater.
I was just thinking we could move mankind one step forward if everyone would read this book.
This was Great!
A masterpiece!! Worth reading.
Its interesting how current are the concepts and how easyble they are to be followed.
Simple a must have Reading...
The simple elegance, and the numerous examples of what he was talking about. You didn't need to trust him, because he provided examples of everything.
Richard Dawkins "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution". It covers the sam esubject but with more modern research and examples.
There is only one- Mr. Darwin.
The discussion of the Slave ants. Intriguing.
I highly recommend this book. It answered so many questions I had. Now mind, it is a bit outdated now. While all the general ground rules remain the same there is a plethora of new research that you will find covered in more detail in Mr. Dawkins "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution".
The book was extremely well argued without being too technical. Not at all what I expected.
Well paced and well articulated.
How we got here.
Weak Evolution Foundation
When Darwin admits his evidence could just as easily be used to disprove his theory.
I bought this book after finding myself in the awkward position of disparaging Darwin in an online forum without having read the book. I based my position on having read an article citing a forward by Darwin in an early edition, which has since been removed (to me, a telling action) linking natural selection to uniformitarianism. It was also my personal opinion that heterosexual reproduction could not evolve via natural selection and if it did it would be a disadvantage in the short run.
So I got the abridged version and from my biased viewpoint believe it is mis-titled. There is no real examination of the origin of species or how one species could beget another, merely implication. Within the scope of natural selection Darwin points out examples in nature that doubters might use to discredit his theory and explains why he believes these instances actually fit his theory. I go with the doubters.
It is an interesting book, however, and didn't bore me. Some of his examples were fascinating. Actually, I think everybody that has been taught evolution as fact should read the work it was based upon. Might be a surprise.
Darwin has contributed so much to our learning. The problem is most people see him as a religious figure and he truly is a giant in SCIENCE.
Superfluous to say
Everything in it.
Non-fiction - no characters.
Will be hard to make a film out of it.
The reader is excellent. The content ... May be it was very exciting during its time. The discussion had many good points, mainly about inheritance and co-adaptation as well as struggle for life. Nevertheless it makes some major errors in moving on to re-assert the negation of creation. It didn't explain, as it intended. One cannot say one has explained the existence of number "2" by saying that there was existence of number "1". The book failed in convincing that creationism is wrong. However, it was worthwhile reading for me.