To quickly summarize my feelings about this book I would say, this book is important for showing you why it's critical HOW you think about something. It talks about myths in a way without calling them stupid or ignorant but rather "what is more reasonable to believe?" and what cognitive biases play a role in our cognition. Thoroughly enjoyed this quick "read" and am glad I purchased it.
A sort of high school science fresher. One sad mistake. Glass is not a liquid and it does not flow slowly over hundreds of years.
I do enjoy Dawkins so much. He is so smart and so good at explaining his subjects. But he is never condescending.
I've listened to a few of Richard Dawkins books and this has been my favourite. its good, straight forward sciencentific explanations with great analogies that really make the topics easy to follow. I also liked having two narrators, as i found it kept my mind from wandering too far
A great summary of some of the most scientifically astounding discoveries we've made over the years, and the myths that came before our true explanations.
Seems to be written for people unfamiliar with many scientific concepts or younger audiences, but it's a great review for those who might already have a general understanding of these concepts - Dawkins is always good at putting things into perspective with a different way of looking at something!
If Dawkins lived in the old days he would have either been killed and tortured and worship as a "god"
One of the few people that have helped me change my perspective to a much broader more accepting one especially if the magic of reality !
"God bless you" Richard LOL
Dr. G. Derrick Hodge
This book would be a great primer for junior high school science class. Basic but interesting review of physics, biology, and astronomy. It is not easy to discern the author's real purpose, other than a general resentment against religion. The book is hardly what I thought it was, which was an epistemological commentary. Since the target seems to be adults, the author could have made the material a bit more challenging. The performance alternates between a male and a female reader, which is an unusual but effective strategy.