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  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (692)

    The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

    Eric says: "Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen"
    "Blind and difficult to Listen"
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    What disappointed you about The Blind Watchmaker?

    Incredible number of analogies to explain a simple point. Dare I say arrogant attitude in the narrative. Haven't finished listening, don't know if I will return. I am a biologist, and an evolutionist and still don't understand why some people think God is an instant magician.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Dawkins again?

    Probably not


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Did not finish the book, and may not. The book is not going to enlighten any Creationists, it may bore the h--l out of them.


    6 of 18 people found this review helpful

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