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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True (Unabridged)

by Richard Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day? The myths that address these questions are beautiful, but in every case their beauty is exceeded by the scientific truth. With characteristic clarity and verve, Dawkins answers these big questions. Looking first at some of the myths that arose to answer the question, he then, dazzles us with the facts. He looks at the building blocks of matter, the first humans, the sun - explaining the life and death of stars; why there’s a night and a day - ranging from our solar system to the inner workings of our planet; what a rainbow really is—going from the rainbow in your backyard to the age of the universe; and finally, he poses a question that still baffles scientists: When did everything begin?

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This book does a terrific job at explaining how things work on a basic level. Even children and creationists could probably understand it.

Steve Kimball

Everyone should listen to this audio book it could change the world for better.

Desperate try to deny God

There are so many Great book get rejected at the publisher's desks and This Book got printed... I had a feeling that Author had a serious problem with the idea of God and was desperate to prove it wrong. Second, this book doesn't even have information that you can have that WOW factor. As a scientist I was pretty disappointed (preview and description do not even match the content of the book) Reality? Oh come on 5th grader could of explain it better.....

Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Richard Dawkins & Lalla Ward
  • Published: 2011
  • Category: Science
  • Provider: Simon & Schuster Audio
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