The Blind Watchmaker

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

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Synopsis

The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious and automatic. If natural selection can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, it is a blind one-working without foresight or purpose.

In an eloquent, uniquely persuasive account of the theory of natural selection, Dawkins illustrates how simple organisms slowly change over time to create a world of enormous complexity, diversity, and beauty.

Book information

ISBN: 9780393351491
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint: W.W. Norton and Company
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 576.82
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxi, 466
Weight: 386g
Height: 211mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 33mm