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Shelves: science , non-fiction , bloody-brilliant , life-changing Although I consider myself a Jesus-loving, god-fearing, creationist, I simply LOVE reading about evolution. And Dawkins is nothing if not lucid and accessible. He presents the topic and various questions and scientific controversies in a way that anybody with a willingness to pay attention can follow it.
Some of the chapters were a bit more of a slog as Dawkins has to resort to Although I consider myself a Jesus-loving, god-fearing, creationist, I simply LOVE reading about evolution.
Some of the chapters were a bit more of a slog as Dawkins has to resort to scary scary math and numbers to prove some of his points and set up for even more mindblowing stuff in future chapters.
But most of the time, this book is chock full of insanely interesting examples and user-friendly analogies. Dawkins sure knows his way around language too. One of my favorite lines is: "Sex: that bizarre perversion of straightforward replication. And to read Dawkins is to realize, yes, this does sound like a very solid theory. My one stumbling block to getting onto the evolution train one hundred percent is time. There is an adage that if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite amount of time, they would eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare.
But perhaps further reading will sway me at a later date. And I love the thread that has developed in the comments. I should let you all know though that as of I have been living on the side of reason and rationality.
I became an atheist after a LOT of reading and contemplating of the Bible the link to my "de-conversion" story is down in the comments as well. I try these days to, as much as possible, follow the evidence wherever it leads.
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