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Joshua

Flint, MI, USA

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  • Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nick Lane
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution's history by describing its 10 greatest inventions - from sex and warmth to death - resulting in a stunning account of nature's ingenuity.

    Joshua says: "Great and informative but with prior knowledge"
    "Great and informative but with prior knowledge"
    Overall

    This was an interesting and fun listen. I have been interested in evolution for most of my adult life, and while this book takes for granted that evolution is real (who, in their right minds, doesn't?), it does so with great inquiry. Many of the topics held within evolution are discussed here, such as the eye and if evolution was slow and gradual or fast and abrupt.

    The book can seem to drag at points, more so if the reader (listener) does not have a firm grasp on many of the scientific terms (I didn't). Because I listened to this book commuting in 2 hour chunks, it was easy for my brain to tune out a lot of the scientific trains of thought. Not a good thing, if that's what you are expecting from this book.

    All in all a decent listen and read. I would recommend this to anyone interested in evolution, but without the need to prove it's existence to themselves.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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