Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
Transworld, 8 juni 2017 - 448 sidor
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
Breathtaking, brilliant and passionate, these essays, journalism, lectures and letters make an unanswerable case for the wonder of scientific discovery and its power to stir the imagination; for the practical necessity of scientific endeavour to society; and for the importance of the scientific way of thinking – particularly in today’s ‘post-truth’ world.
With an introduction and new commentary by the author, subjects range from evolution and Darwinian natural selection to the role of scientist as prophet, whether science is itself a religion, the probability of alien life in other worlds, and the beauties, cruelties and oddities of earthly life in this one. Alongside the explications, the celebrations and the controversies are wonderfully funny ventures into satire and parody, and moving personal reflections in memory and honour of others.
Science in the Soul is a sparkling showcase for Professor Dawkins' rapier wit, the clarity, precision and vigour he brings to an argument, the beauty of his prose, the depth of his feeling and his capacity for joy.
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LibraryThing ReviewAnvändarrecension - mnorfolk49 - LibraryThing
Quite stunning. I have never read any of Dawkins work before, and spent a life flirting (willingly and unwillingly) with Christianity / Catholicisim, until more recently - free of the shackles of ... Läs hela recensionen
Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate RationalistAnvändarrecension - Wade M. Lee - Book Verdict
These 41 short pieces suitably capture evolutionary biologist Dawkins's (The Selfish Gene; The God Delusion) reputation as a fierce proponent of rationalism, who possesses an exacting and questioning ... Läs hela recensionen