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Omy and genetics to language and virtual reality 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. 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 to

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Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

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. Written a few years prior to The God Delusion this book serves as a useful bridge for anyone familiar with Dawkins s atheist output but unfamiliar with his scientific titles His critics often

Download Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Did Newton unweave the rainbow by reducing 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. The actual science bits in here are great Learned heaps about the workings of light and colour sound and hearing was even reminded that the idea of superstitious behavior in animals is attribut


10 thoughts on “Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

  1. says:

    Have you ever while sheltering in space time under threat of a belligerent snippet of information enclosed in a flimsy lipid membrane sat on y

  2. says:

    The actual science bits in here are great Learned heaps about the workings of light and colour sound and hearing was even reminded that the idea of superstitious behavior in animals is attributed to Skinner and not sadly my own idea Much geeky

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    The first half or so was amazing and the rest was still really interesting especially the end if not uite as exhilarating At the same time you have to remember 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 worth

  4. says:

    Written a few years prior to The God Delusion this book serves as a useful bridge for anyone familiar with Dawk

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    One of the Goodreads reviews on this book relates simply that the writer of the review had been on a cruise ship with the author prior to reading the book When she DID read the book she regretted 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 interesting book I've ever despised Certainly I have a brain not suited t

  6. says:

    As a person unlearned well okay let's be honest frankly ignorant in science I enjoyed this wide ranging book Dawkins largely

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    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 really great as well about memes and lan

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    Dawkins makes a strong case for those of us who believe that scientific literacy not only does not have to come at the price of aesthetic appreciation but can actually enhance it Put another way good science inspires good poetry The sense of wonder we feel when watching the sun set should if anything be enhanced if we are aware of the physics of light reaching our retina the 93 million miles the light had to travel to reach us t

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    A weak book from Dawkins Regardless of his ideas being right 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 reading a very important theory and in the next paragraph he goes on telling you about a trivial thing that has happened to him the day before Som

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    I would love to praise Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder as a layman's introduction to the wonders of science The premise of the book is that the scientific view is not the bleak and cold perspective that it has a reputation for In support of this the book is chock full of little tidbits that demonstrate

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