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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The Greatest Show on Earth The Evidence for Evolution
Author: Richard Dawkins
In a brilliant follow-up to his blockbuster The God Delusion, Dawkins lays out the evidence for evolution.
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ISBN-13: 9780743579278
ISBN-10: 0743579275
Publication Date: 9/22/2009
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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Well, I made a mistake with this one... I had Richard Dawkins confused with Pete Dawkins, a West Point graduate and Rhodes scholar who was also a football star at the point, a huge success as a cadet, and a decorated war hero. I thought whatever he had to say would be worth hearing.

With Richard Dawkins, not so much. His magnum opus on evolution seems to be pretty much a fool's errand: if you already believe in evolution, he's preaching to the choir; if you are sold on creationism or intelligent design, you're probably going to ignore him whatever he says.

I do believe in evolution, so really don't need to listen to 14 cd's to be convinced that I'm descended from a rutasbaga. He shares narration with Lalla Ward, who is a lot easier to listen to than Dawkins himself who sounds sort of prissy and pedantic.

The material was way over my head; I'm a college grad with an above average IQ, but I don't think anyone without and advanced scientific degree is going to get much out of this. My eyes started to glaze over seven tracks into the first cd, and that's where I stopped. I'm 75, and don't have enough time left to wade through this; too many things out there I want to read or listen to.