The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Written by:
Richard Dawkins
Narrated by:
Lalla Ward , Richard Dawkins

Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
43
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8
Release Date
September 2009
Duration
14 hours 37 minutes
Summary
Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold millions of copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of 'Intelligent Design' in his New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth.

'Intelligent Design' is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to 'teach the controversy' behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence—from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics—to make the airtight case that 'we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection.' His unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument, exposing the absurdities of the creationist position, into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a master’s vision of life, in all its splendor.
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Ferdi E.

Just fascinating. Not sure if I liked the system of two narrators, but got used to it. Anyway, Richard is one of those personalities this world needs (I also think of his contributions in other fields...). I appreciate greatly his efforts to make us understand at least a bit of this complex matter that is the phenomenon of evolution. Did not need to be convinced that evolution exists, but this made it all so much more clear. A great work!

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Colby N.

Highly recommend to anyone interested in evolution at any level.

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Alan W

Best book ever on evolution. Very informative. S star

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William hodge

Excellent book. A must hear. Dawkins has such a great way of explaining the complicated in a simple way

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