So I know my website hasn't officially launched as yet, but I figured I'd do a quick review on one of my favourite picks from my library.
What greater story is there than the story of evolution? This latest addition to the Dawkins collection is his summary of the overwhelming amount of scientific evidence supporting evolution. Palaeontology, embryology, anatomy, genetics, artificial breeding and geography are all grist to his evolutionary mill. Dawkins demonstrates once again his consummate skill as a teacher, making the vast subject that is evolution available to everyone. His analogies actually do cast light on the things he wants to explain. (Creationists seem to find this extraordinarily difficult). Those who have already climbed Mount Improbable with him or contemplated the blind watchmaker will not be disappointed, as he ties things in nicely with his previous works.
Whether it be the obviously impractical detour taken by the laryngeal nerve in mammals, the convergence between the wings of bats and extinct pterodactyls, the discovery of a whole gallery of human ape fossil "links", the deciphering of the human genome or the development of the human embryo – the topics are all laid out with that combination of clarity and verve that is Dawkins's hallmark, and pursued to his customary conclusion: "There is no architects's plan, no architect."
I cant recoment this one enough! I hope you enjoy it, and appreciate any feed back!