I really enjoyed how this book pushed the limits on human intellect. Where a modern human may stop their pursuit of knowledge and attribute a cause to a higher being, Richard Dawkins encourages the reader to continue their pursuit of knowledge until a definite answer is found.
Bill Nye Undeniable. Bill Nye carefully explains answers to ancient questions with scientific facts.
I really liked how the narrators would alternate when a quote was said or a different point was being presented.
This book gave me goosebumps on several occasions. It presented factual evidence along with logical questions that made me question my own methods of (primitive) thinking. I felt like figurative blinders were removed from my eyes and I became more logical the more I listened.
Anyone who has questions or doubts about their own religion should read (or listen to) this book. Anyone who is agnostic or an atheist and is afraid of admitting it, should read (or listen to) this book.
Intelligent, passionate and honest. Easy to read and east to follow because that's what the message is. The narration reflects all the beauty of the book in the best possible way. Everyone must read this book. It must be taught in school in grade 4.
This is a very good read for believers or none believers. If you are sitting on the fence, please read this book.
Very well written - clear and concise with many often humour examples of how fascinating science can be in both explaining and enriching our lives, and why religion is not only no longer necessary but often very harmful.
Thank you Richard Dawkins!
For such a complex subject, this was an easy listen. His thoughts were well organized and presented. And their diction was masterful, as only our cousins across the pond seem to be able to do.
Also, if you think you shouldn't read it, you totally should. :)
Much of this book was not really for me, as I've long been an atheist, but I *did* find "consciousness raising" and call-to-action treatments to be enjoyable. Also, the perspective on how we approach the indoctrination of children was fascinating.
This is a big subject to cover in a single book, and I'll admit that at times I wished Dawkins spent more or less effort on a particular topic. Of course he mentioned that thorough treatments of these subjects may be found elsewhere.
At times I felt the transition of narrators to be jarring, mostly earlier in the book. When it made sense, it worked beautifully, as in cases where Lalla gave voice to a citation or quote.
Just a stupid truck driver.
Truth bombs dropped.
Yeah, when he stated that every atom that your body is currently made up of now, was NOT there when you were a child.
I think Dawkins is actually too nice towards religious people. Religious people have lied to children and that is the "ultimate sin." I think he made one mistake in the book, though. He says that Christians are never happy when someone dies. He is wrong. When my mother passed away in January of this year, losing her battle with cancer, the fundamentalists in my family, the ones who really believe the scriptures, actually WERE "praising the lord" because they thought my mom went to heaven and that "they wished they could go with her."
I was raised catholic and was interested in hearing another perspective so I checked it out. The narrators were unable to really pull me in as it was sort of bland. However some of the points and counterpoints were undeniably interesting. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an alternative to what they were taught.