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How did the replication bomb we call "life" begin, and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as "[T]he sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius"), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery.

©1995 Richard Dawkins (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

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Must read

Required content for anyone interested in where they come from and what their existence means.

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Loved it

Dawkins is, to me anyway, the most interesting and lucid science writer today. It's an absolute joy listening to him as he takes his listeners on a tour of his favorite subject, Darwinian evolution. I've read or listened to all of his books, and never tire of listening to him. Two thumbs up!

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Insightful Manner of Perspective

Thoroughly enjoyed this piece as it presented several universal notion about the material and energetic history of life and its future potential. almost a philosophical right within itself.

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Boring at Best

I went into this book with High Hopes. I heard people say it will explain how are you man I can be made from absolutely nothing. There could not be anything further from the truth. All this book is done there’s a firm in my belief in the Creator God. I will be praying for you Richard Dockins.

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Great book

I enjoyed it, and the part about the bee dance will forever be engraved in my memory. The nature is fascinating.

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an interesting glimps into dawkins meandering mind

a fine collection of disjointed evolutionary anecdotes. less cohesive than his other books but still provides insight into his evangelically atheistic mind.

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Insightful. Great book and great audiobook!

Found out about the mitochondrial DNA and its possible origins. The river metaphor with different branches for species is an interesting way to look at life and Darwinism.

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Interesting ... deserves a fee passes

Interesting point of view , entertaining narration, I will definitively will go throw it again for thoroughness

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  • 10-10-19

Not a subway read but interesting

Interesting topics, but maybe better division of Chapters

Not a subway read. Maybe more before bedtime