Burnsville Book Club: "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins

We'll be discussing "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence of Evolution" by Richard Dawkins. Join us for a fun, relaxed discussion and delicious food! Our group is anxious to discuss the latest book from Richard Dawkins, "The Greatest Show on Earth". If you don't already own a copy, check your local library or borrow one from a friend. You might also be able to find an affordable copy at your favorite book store or online. From The Guardian: The greatest story is, of course, the story of evolution. This latest addition to the Dawkins canon is his summary of the vast array of evidence supporting the science. Palaeontology, embryology, anatomy, genetics, artificial breeding and geography are all grist to his evolutionary mill. Dawkins's">Dawkins's writing demonstrates once again his consummate skill as an explainer. He never makes assumptions about prior knowledge; when he chooses an analogy it does actually cast light on the thing to be explained (some scientists seem to find this extraordinarily difficult); and occasionally he coins a brilliant phrase. Those who have already climbed Mount Improbable with him or contemplated the blind watchmaker will not be disappointed, even though some of the same ground has been re-ploughed for a new crop. --Richard Fortey In May, we'll be discussing "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism" by Susan Jacoby. We'll also be taking suggestions for future book discussions.

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  • Caroline

    Dawkins always bings up such great points to really think about. Too bad his books aren't required reading material in all schools!

    April 8, 2010

  • Eric

    A fantastic godless reprieve!

    April 8, 2010

  • Andrew L.

    What more can I say? I love this book club. Open, honest, and very willing to deep discussion and off-topic rantings. I'm home.

    April 7, 2010

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