of books by Richard Dawkins

RICHARD DAWKINS (1941) is an evolutionary biologist and emeritus fellow at Oxford University.

by Richard Dawkins
  W.W. Norton & Co, 1996, 1986

Dawkins major work beside the Selfish Gene which put him clearly on the map as one of the most outspoken and well spoken defender of Darwin's theory of evolution and pushing back against creatinist arguments invoking God to explain the existence of complex designs such as living organisms. Putting living organisms and man made machines on par, arguing that both are evidence of life on a planet, he methodically establishes the argument how evolution through chance mutation and non-random cumulative natural selection is able to produce highly complex systems that have the appearance of preordained or planned design.


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