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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Richard Dawkins

Narrated By: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Date: October 2011

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

An elegant, text-only paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller that’s been hailed as the definitive authority on…everything.

Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.

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  • Josh Cosford

    Although many of the topics covered were already known to me, Dawkins has an eloquent delivery, and the material presented leaves no guessing as go the true nature of the universe.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Philip Hodge

    After reading and thinking about the concepts of virtual reality, I came to this book with the hope that it addressed the issue of what constituted "true reality". But that's not what this book is about. This is basically just Dawkins slamming creationists as simple minded and praising "science " and evolution as the "correct answers ". But here are a couple of things to consider: One - science doesn't know everything .Scientific "truths " accepted by all the experts often turn out to be wrong . Two - every group of people on the planet has evolved a theology . Doesn't that say something about who and what we are ?

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