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Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. ] ⇄ Ebook By Richard Dawkins ∞ SignatureReviewed by Jonah LehrerRichard Dawkins begins The Greatest Show on Earth with a short history of his writing career He explains that all of his previous books have navely assumed the fact of evolution, which meant that he never got around to laying out the evidence that it evolution is true This shouldn t be too surprising science is an edifice of tested assumptions, and just as physicists must assume the truth of gravity before moving on to quantum mechanics, so do biologists depend on the reality of evolution It s the theory that makes every other theory possible.Yet Dawkins also came to realize that a disturbingly large percentage of the American and British public didn t share his enthusiasm for evolution In fact, they actively abhorred the idea, since it seemed to contradict the Bible and diminish the role of God So Dawkins decided to write a book for these history deniers, in which he would dispassionately demonstrate the truth of evolution beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt.After only a few pages of The Greatest Show on Earth, however, it becomes clear that Dawkins doesn t do dispassionate, and that he s not particularly interested in convincing believers to believe in evolution He repeatedly compares creationists and Holocaust deniers, which is a peculiar way of reaching out to the other side Elsewhere, Dawkins calls those who don t subscribe to evolution ignorant, fatuously ignorant and ridiculous All of which raises the point who, exactly, is supposed to read this book Is Dawkins preaching to the choir or trying to convert the uninformed While The Greatest Show on Earth might fail as a work of persuasive rhetoricDawkins is too angry and acerbic to convince his opponentsit succeeds as an encyclopedic summary of evolutionary biology If Charles Darwin walked into a 21st century bookstore and wanted to know how his theory had fared, this is the book he should pick up.Dawkins remains a superb translator of complex scientific concepts It doesn t matter if he s spinning metaphors for the fossil record like a spy camera in a murder trial or deftly explaining the method by which scientists measure the genetic difference between distinct species he has a way of making the drollest details feel like a revelation Even if one already believes in the survival of the fittest, there is something thrilling about learning that the hoof of a horse is homologous to the fingernail of the human middle finger, or that some dinosaurs had a second brain of ganglion cells in their pelvis, which helped compensate for the tiny brain in their head As Darwin famously noted, There is grandeur in this view of life What Dawkins demonstrates is that this view of life isn t just grand it s also undeniably true Color illus Sept 29 Jonah Lehrer is the author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Like a detective reconstructing a crime San Francisco Chronicle , Dawkins amasses a mountain of evidence in this richly illustrated, enormously readable explanation of the theory of evolution Though Dawkins may have softened his attitude toward those who can reconcile their religious beliefs with evolution, he still harbors great hostility toward its detractors, equating them to Holocaust deniersa label that riled the New York Times Book Review Objecting to Dawkins s abrasive dogmatism, many critics felt that the biologist is at his best when he forgets his opponents and focuses on the science He is indeed a master of explaining complex scientific ideas to nonscientific readers, and though The Greatest Show on Earth may not be his best book, it is a well written, captivating review of the science behind the theory. 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