Published January 1988
by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English
The Blind Watchmaker has a more philosophical tone, although biological examples are used extensively to illustrate the author's points. This book is an extended explanation of why the appearance of design in the animal world is an illusion and how organised complexity can emerge from a sequence of cumulative, small changes via natural selection/5(). "The Blind Watchmaker", in my personal opinion, is one of the most successful books written by evolutionists. The success of the book lies in the fact that it deals with a very difficult question in a very readable manner. Dawkins prose is flawless and Cited by: The holy book of childhood cannot be, must not be, wrong. There are grounds for hope, however. When The Blind Watchmaker was first published in the United States, Norton sent me on a brief tour of the country, and I did a number of radio phone-ins.4/5(32). The watchmaker analogy or watchmaker argument is a teleological argument which states, by way of an analogy, that a design implies a analogy has played a prominent role in natural theology and the "argument from design," where it was used to support arguments for the existence of God and for the intelligent design of the universe, in both Christianity and Deism.
The Blind Watchmaker Quotes Showing of 55 “There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”Cited by: Blind Watchmaker Why the Evidence by Richard Dawkins and a great selection of related books, The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. You Searched For: and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is. Dawkins is well known for his candid criticism of creationism and intelligent design. In his book The Blind Watchmaker, he argued against the watchmaker analogy, an argument for the existence of a supernatural creator based upon the complexity of living organisms. Instead, he described evolutionary processes as analogous to a blind watchmaker. Blind Watchmaker Why the Evidence by Richard Dawkins and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
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