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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

author: Richard Dawkins
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.21
book published: 2009
rating: 3
read at: 2010/02/04
date added: 2010/02/17
shelves: history, non-fiction, science
review:
When he stuck to science, it was fantastic. I loved the examples, lots of interesting clear explanations.

BUT…the asides & much of the commentary were either incomprehensible (upper-crust English culture?) or aggressively snarky. There’s a tone of looking down the nose that is off-putting, even for someone who agrees with the whole damn thing. I think someone on the fence would be turned off by the tone and so unlikely to absorb a lot of the message.

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