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Too many iffy chapters that were boring than interesting when richard wrote this book about the slow evolutionary plod f the evolving eye up the billion year probability mountain a guy in the same faculty who he probably saw in the tea room was dr brian goodwin who with the use Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of chaos computation proved that the eye in acetabularia could evolve and devolve spontaneously as appropriate richard never really went into 21st century computation chaos theory and complexity and the chaos lawf emergence and it was evident scientifically from 1992 at wwwsantafeedu and he still refuses to see which leaves him with a real peer review mountain to climb taking biology away from the 18th and 19th century abacus to the mainframes Witchopoly of the 21st Century Darwin was scientifically supercededver 15 years ago and richard must know this I come from a family where almost everyone has something against Dawkins And yet I somehow won this book To my surprise it is uite good Some parts are a little Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most outdated especially the part about 3D printers and their nonexistence but it makes sense as it was written 20 years agoOnce you accept that the author is a bitf an egomaniac the book is well written interesting and understandable even for those who never were that much into biology My favourite parts are definitely those about web spiders and the relation between mutation and sexuality If Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro only my bodies would go in for some sex Andf course anyone who mentions Douglas Adams scores some pointseditBTW there is ne Czech writer Ond ej Sekora whose books for children are especially accurate as for ants development First chapter f Climbing Mount Improbable strongly reminded me f Ferda Mravenec Ferda the Ant So understandable it was Once and for all evolution is NOT about progress a process tending towards a specific purpose and behind which then lies a designer Using a metaphor the climbing f a mountain Dawkins insists here Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) on the gradualism implied by evolution Spiderwebs the ability for some species to flyr again the eye are as many heights at the top Boarding House of Hunks of which he leads us and from where evolution appears in all its simplicity Besides he defends his selfish gene hypothesis and bounces backn the computer models developped for The Blind Watchmaker in rder to not nly simulate evolution through natural selection but also and no it s not a paradox show what differentiate it from a guided selection Indeed to be honest this is a repeat Bec (The Demonata, of The Blind Watchmaker published 10 years before The goal is the same and he uses the same arguments he just illustrate them Richard Dawkins s condescending arrogance is gettingn my nerves so much that I doubt I ll finish thisBut I stuck with it and I made it through Interestingly when Dick Dawkins is focusing The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins on explaining how cool evolution is and not bagging various religions well mostly just the Westernnes he is actually a very entertaining and also uite persuasive writerThe middle f the book is very much in that style Dawkins seems keen to share with the reader something In Climbing Mount Improbable Richard Dawkins author f The God Delusion builds a powerful and carefully reasoned argument for evolutionary adaptation as the force behind all life n earth What drives species to evolve How can intricate structures such as the human eye the spider's web r the wings f birds develop seemingl.
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Ing managing to get through a couple f those Stephen Jay Gould books which I understood a bit better now but still didn t especially like his style in comparison to Dawkins writing I ve been Our Planet: Our Home on courses and seminars and to lecturesne by Dawkins himself about evolution and natural selection Something I could never have seen myself doing before Though I d say The Selfish Gene is the Dawkins book that changed my life because it changed my whole perspective this Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 one has a special place for me because it s thene that started it Part f me feels really dumb reading this because all I can do is take him at his word and go uh huh that must be how it s done Like what is this ther guy who gave the book Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings one star talking about with chaos theory and some kindf math that has proven that eyes could evolve r devolve spontaneously What does that mean How am I to judge what is right r not Once again I have the gripe with Dawkins about not citing much this book lacks any kind f citations He tells you where to go to read about details and gives a lengthy bibliography suggested reading list at the end but doesn t really give citations per se Maybe that is just not how it s done in pop science books Going along with what he is saying though I found the book to be incredibly interesting and to me this is a much better explanation for life as we know it then creationism and not just sounding rational but with some amazing little details and subtleties that made me realize how weird and cool the world we live in can be so much that just being as human centrically focused for so long I had no idea about It s interesting and all the infinite number f ways that we can mess with memory in literature r feel despair alienation and all f that ther stuff that I m normally very bsessed with but then there are these things that science has learned that are actually pretty amazing like A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) orchids that mimic looking like a female wasp just to lure a male wasp to try to mate with a flowery dopplanger andnce the male wasp is trying to fuck this simulacra how long does it take a wasp to realize it s trying to get it n with a leaf the rchid traps the wasp and strikes it repeatedly n the back with this arm type thing that leaves pollen n the back In the End of the sexually unsatisfied and duped wasp That might be my favorite example given in the book how amazing is it that something as ingenious as that can be created by nature for the sole purposef furthering the genetic life f species Or that wars are waged inside f figs by pposing armies f wasps where millions die in battles ver the rights to lay eggs and continue their genetic lines Millions And in a fruit that is the entire world for all f the males f the species involved whom will never leave the fig and just live their lives for the sake f battling so that the females f their species can lay their eggs and pollinate It s astounding to think f the magnitude The Age of Treachery of things that gon in the world and that have nothing to do with us I just wish there were citations. Lecule f life responsible for its wn destiny n an unending pilgrimage through time Accompanied by evocative illustrations Dawkins's elouent descriptions f the living world's astonishing adaptations throw back the curtain Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite on the mysteriesf 'Mount Improbable' An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.
E finds very cool He gets back to his God bashing at the end though and the narrative loses a lot Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of its power becausef itIf you are already a convert and can ignore the bigoted rants this is a good interesting book n evolution After a couple weeks f slowly reading through this When a Man Loves a Woman one I gave up and skimmed the last 150r so pages This book was not as engaging as Blind Watchmaker r God Delusion mostly because it s f a biology text than a political treatise about evolution I very much enjoyed the what it all means sections Keep From Falling of the book but those appear too infreuently between the how it all works sections I cannly read so much about fig wasps and nautilus shells Still his explanation about the evolution Catalogue the Insanity of the eye clearly stompsn the Intelligent Design proponents who Blessed Homecoming often tout it as being far too complicated for anyone but the Almighty to have devised in his magic sky lab Dawkins wrote this book in the mid 90s so he s definitely gotten passionate and direct in demolishing ID arguments This book is but a glimmer I highly recommend you read any Dawkins bookn evolution if you want the best coherent explanation Shrek of the processesf natural selectionAccording to Wikipedia Dawkins is Darwin s Rottweiler In this book Dawkins attempts to explain how it is possible that evolution f such amazing instruments as eyes can happen through nothing than natural selection He explains in part through the use f his and Look Alikes Jr. others computer simulations I really get that natural selection with random mutation is like a giant naturalptimization program perating to refine rganisms so at to preserve genes I think there is a high degree Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of likelihood that natural selection gets at essential truthsBut natural selection is not the whole storyf evolutionI find it striking that Dawkins can casually assert that the mitochondria Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution organelle found in most eukaryotic cells wasnce an independent bacterial life form and not address the implications He Remembers the Barren on evolution Read Acuiring Genomes by Margulis and Sagan for many examplesf possible evolutionary factors beyond natural selection A very difficult read Including very fragmented chapters though interesting I read this book almost by accident It was a few years ago and I was joining a mail The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf order book club and this was just needne for my new member special Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis offers this looks kindf interesting I hadn t read anything about science for many years I d tried to read Stephen Jay Gould books a couple The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives of times but I never enjoyed them usually couldn t finish I had a vague understanding from school about Darwin and evolution but that was many moons agoI got this I read it and I was gobsmacked I love his writing style found it easy to understand and itpened my mind in a way nothing had before I was immediately fascinated with the subject Let the Wolf Howl of evolution and wentn to read all The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini of Dawkin sther books available at that time I couldn t get enough and every ne I read made things even clearer especially The Selfish Gene I didn t stick nly with Dawkins I read various Blue Guide New York others includ. Y by chance Regarding evolution's most complex achievements as peaksn a metaphorical mountain Climbing Mount Improbable reveals the ways in which the theory f natural selection can precisely explain the beautiful bizarre and seemingly 'designed' complexity f living thingsAnd through it all runs the thread f DNA the mo.