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Burnsville Book Club: "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins (April 7, 2010)

From: Eric
Sent on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:12 PM
On Wednesday, April 7 at 7pm the Minnesota Atheists Burnsville Book Club will be discussing "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence of Evolution" by Richard Dawkins.

Join us for a fun, relaxed discussion and delicious food in the "Party Room" at Davanni's in Burnsville. The address is 14639 County Rd. 11 Burnsville, MN 55337. People usually start arriving at 6:30 and the discussion officially begins at 7:00pm. See link for more details: Burnsville Book Club: "The Greatest?


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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