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
Wrote 4/25/09
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
Wrote 2/29/08

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

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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