Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests. Whether he is examining postmodernism or the Human Genome Project, penning a letter to his daughter, or writing a moving eulogy to Douglas Adams and e-mailing Stephen Jay Gould, Dawkins writes with an intellectual vigour and grace that is second to none. This is a very human collection that shows not only the acuity of Dawkins' scientific mind, but also his sense of humour and the warmth of his relationships with friends and family.(1.2), was my contribution to a symposium of that name, in Forbes ASAP magazine. Scientists tend ... My essay argues that we should at least be consistent. ... Cheap cracks like a#39;I suppose youa#39;ll need reinforced ballot-boxes for gorillas, then?
|Title||:||A Devil's Chaplain|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2010-12-16|