The Ancestor's Tale

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  1. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    I just bought this Richard Dawkin's book today. I'm working my way through the prologues right now. Has anybody read it? Worth reading or leave on table as conversation piece?

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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Which book? The Blind Watchmaker ?:shrug:
     
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  5. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    The thread title. The Ancestor's Tale, a story of evolution that starts in the present and work's back through time.
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    My bad, sorry.

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  8. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    It's an incredible book, my favorite so far by Dawkins.
     
  9. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for the positive rejoinder Spidey. I'm looking forward to getting into it this weekend.
     
  10. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry but I forgot to get back to you on the book. I agree, what a book. So many things I had never considered before or even knew were popping up consistently. Plenty of scientific terminology but still readable and understandable with a few well chosen digs at creationists.

    A couple of my favorite parts included the Tasmanian people story & his take on our lack of hair. Loved reading about the axolotl, platypus, and the whales. It never dawned on me that whales gallop through the oceans instead of using the sideways fish motion(little things like that I find very interesting). Great book!
     
  11. hell0z0mbie Registered Member

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    It is my favorite thing Richard Dawkins (one of my favorite authors in general) has written. It's a large and imposing book, but totally worth it if you are interested in evolution and biology! I couldn't put it down!
     
  12. Selkie Registered Member

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    Oh, sweet. I just got the book and haven't had a chance to actually read it. Glad to know it was worth the price.
     

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