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Name:Richard Dawkins Unweaving the RainbowMyAnonamouse net

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Head on over TODAY to MyAnonamouse.net for the BEST in Audiobook, E-books and ALL things for the Musician; Lick Library,sheet music, music books, instructional videos, etc. We will be CLOSING Open Registration SOON! IF you want to Register after this time, Please use the IRC link provided and join our Special INVITE CHANNEL.See you there! http://www.myanonamouse.netScience, Delusion And The Appetite For Wonder
Description Why do poets and artists so often disparage science in their work? For that matter, why does so much scientific literature compare poorly with, say, the phone book? After struggling with questions like these for years, biologist Richard Dawkins has taken a wide-ranging view of the subjects of meaning and beauty in Unweaving the Rainbow, a deeply humanistic examination of science, mysticism, and human nature. Notably strong-willed in a profession of bet-hedgers and wait-and-seers, Dawkins carries the reader along on a romp through the natural and cultural worlds, determined that science, at its best, should leave room for poetry

Inspired by the frequently asked question, Why do you bother getting up in the morning? following publication of his book The Selfish Gene, Dawkins set out determined to show that understanding nature's mechanics need not sap one's Later! for life. Alternately enlightening and maddening, Unweaving the Rainbow will appeal to all thoughtful readers, whether wild-eyed technophiles or grumpy, cabin-dwelling Luddites. Excoriations of newspaper astrology columns follow quotes from Blake and Shakespeare, which are sandwiched between sparkling, easy-to-follow discussions of probability, behavior, and evolution. In Dawkins's world (and, he hopes, in ours), science is poetry; he ends his journey by referring to his title's author and subject, maintaining that ...A Keats and a Newton, listening to each other, might hear the galaxies sing. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.



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