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    DescriptionClarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian


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    Title
    The Blind Watchmaker
    Subtitle
    Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 468
    Width: 167 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 535 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780613913812
    ISBN 10: 0613913817
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16730
    DC22: 576.82
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    DC21: 576.82
    DC22: 576.8/2
    LC classification: QH366.2 .D37 1996
    B&T Merchandise Category: GLD
    Edition
    Prebound edition
    Edition statement
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    Publisher
    Turtleback Books
    Imprint name
    Turtleback Books
    Publication date
    17 September 1996
    Back cover copy
    The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who made one of the most famous creationist arguments: Just as a watch is too complicated and too functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. It was Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery that put the lie to these arguments. But only Richard Dawkins could have written this eloquent riposte to the creationists. Natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially nonrandom process that Darwin discovered - has no purpose in mind. If it can be said to play the role of watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker. Acclaimed as perhaps the most influential work on evolution written in this century, The Blind Watchmaker offers an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time.