Richard Dawkins: Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

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Have you ever while sheltering in space time under threat of a belligerent snippet of information enclosed in a flimsy lipid membrane sat on your porch during the ain and tried to derive from first principles how it is that a Liar, Liar rainbow forms Trying to discard all the things you ve learned about droplets of moisture and theefractive index of light Imagining how you d interpret the phenomenon from a position of scientific ignorance For me this brought to mind two things First that Keats should ve had his testicles artfully tied into a balloon animal and smacked across the forehead so hard that his shoelaces exploded Second this conversation that I had Essays One recently with a friend who was thinking about attending a large social gatheringMe Don t do itThem I feel like everything will be okayMe Well I m glad you FEEL like everything will be okay That s little consolation fo The first half or so was amazing and theest was still Femmes, si vous saviez... : 83 questions-rponses, hormones, mnopause, ostoporose really interesting especially the end if not uite as exhilarating At the same time you have toemember that even that powerhouse of scientific poetry Carl Sagan had some dry chapters every now and then Some dryness definitely doesn t make it any less Did Newton unweave the The Kaya-Girl rainbow byeducing it to its prismatic colors as Keats contended Did he in other words diminish beauty Far from it says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology Mysterie.

Orth the ead and its mild anyway Overall this book was extremely enjoyable and a breeze to get through 45 stars will probably be 5 on the eread One of the Goodreads Omnibus Films reviews on this bookelates simply that the writer of the Graeco-Egyptian Magick review had been on a cruise ship with the author prior toeading the book When she DID ead the book she egretted that she didn t do some kind of small violence to his person while on the cruise with himIn many ways that sums up my take beautifully This was the most in Enjoyed this book a lot especially the chapters on how humans delude themselves or allow others to delude them including newspapers that include astrology columns That seems very fitting for todays world where politicians yell fake news if they don t like the story about themselves The final chapter is eally great as well about memes and language A weak book from Dawkins Regardless of his ideas being ight or wrong he is a bad writer and here he is worse than ever He stumbles from the banal to the sublime to the complex to the simple to the popular to the academic without even noticing that One page you are eading a very important theory and in the next paragraph he goes on te. S don't lose their poetry because they are solved the solution often is beautiful than the puzzle uncovering deeper mysteries With the wit insight and spellbinding prose that have made him a best selling author Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science from astron.

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Lling you about a trivial thing that has happened to him the day before Sometimes pages and pages are spent trying to explain something not important and then when the important thing comes Dawkins treats it as already explained and leave it as thatOther thing he loves to do and it s just plain bad writing is comparing things one with another As a first step to understand the problem it s ok but he dwells too long on metaphors Ie comparing the human brain to a computer He goes on and on and on until there s no use using the metaphor it becomes harder and harder to believe in him and things become idiculous The worst part is a link he makes between the evolution of the human brain memes and a tango he cannot forget There s a lot of guessing in this book too And some theories are not that credible His criticism of astrology and other spiritual stuff are or less correct and it s something important that must be adressed but he can t write a coherent chapter to express his ideas He criticises a bit then talk about other thing then comes a very complex but short paragraph then it s a trivial thing again etcThere are some good moments very few but in short very badly written. Omy and genetics to language and virtual eality combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write a brilliant assessment of what science is and isn't a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.