The Blind Watchmaker

by Richard Dawkins | Science |
ISBN: 0140291229 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 5/9/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, May 9, 2005
From the second hand bookshop we descended on en masse during the 2005 BCNZ Convention.

I've been meaning to read this book for years, and finally I've got a copy!

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Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, June 11, 2005
Fascinating reading that really should be made compulsory for anyone who doubts the reality of natural selection. Dawkins not only explains how evolution works, but works his way through some of the major "controversies" of evolutionary theory of the time (this book is from 1986, so is starting to get a bit dated), both the ones that can be dimissed as rubbish, and the ones he considers to not be real controversies at all, but rather just expansions on Darwin's original ideas. The analogies he uses are mostly clear (although some of the computer examples sound a bit quaint now - especially his 8-bit computer and the amazing new "compact laser discs"), and he explains things well, so that a lot of the detail of natural selection makes more sense to me now than it has for years (it's a long time since my last high-school biology class!).

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, June 19, 2005
Given to non-fiction as a get well present. Hope you enjoy it!

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Journal Entry 4 by non-fiction from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, June 19, 2005
Brought to me by a kindly vistor whilst I was in Hospital

Released 16 yrs ago (7/12/2005 UTC) at Alva Rados, Worcester Street in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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released at July meet-up

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