Unweaving the Rainbow

Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder

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Did Newton "unweave the rainbow" by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says Dawkins--Newton's unweaving is the key too much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry ...Continua
Ramnagel
Ha scritto il 25/04/09
An Elegant Exposition Of Reason And Beauty
This is a book I had waited for without knowing it. Dawkins had written so many brilliant works on biology that I was gob-smacked when he produced a treatise on reason and science in general. He did not disappoint. He debunks nonsense and explains ex...Continua
Leebeck
Ha scritto il 29/02/08

Terrible. Richard Dawkins doesn't have much to say outside of biology.

David Johncock
Ha scritto il 10/10/07
Dawkins writes with infectious awe and reverence about the immense satisfaction which can be gained from serious scientific enquiry and offers a warning against the dangers of superstition and of populist misconceptions of science. Thought-provoking...Continua

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