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Richard Dawkins explaining natural selection

Climbing Mount Improbable - Richard Dawkins

The most amazing thing about "Climbing Mount Improbable" is that it is an easy read.

 

Richard Dawkins had the talent in explaining things that he knew so well, in a storytelling way.

 

Chapter one Facing Mount Rushmore 

 

How we could usually tell what is made by nature and what is not. But sometimes, it is not the case as the natural progressions is so good that it almost looks like man-made.

 

Chapter Two Silken Fetters 

 

Using spider and spider-web designs in explaining how nature made very complicated things and it is how natural selection works. 


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdtYRJqNe9I


This is a 300 pages book and the first two chapters read like a breeze. 

 

Chapter 3 & 4 The Message from the Mountain and Getting off the Ground

 

The important trend of evolution is that it always progress forward. Even if there is clear advantage for going backward on the evolution design to gain more ground in the future, the body would not act this way. it would also improve the current stage and never go back on the design path even logically it would benefit it in the near future. 

 

Chapter 5 the forty-fold ath to enlightement 

 

the evolution of the eye and how different animals evolve different types of eyes.