Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of Life by Daniel C. Dennett

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of Life

byDaniel C. Dennett

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In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

Title:Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of LifeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Profound! Engaging. Enthralling. Totally Mesmerizing. Simply Astounding. A truly masterful work!
Date published: 2006-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darwin's new bulldog If you read but one book on evolution, this is the one. Not about the mechanics of evolution, but an expression of the impact of the most important idea in history. Darwin's idea means the end of the concept of 'nature by design', impacting every scientific thought since its publication. The influence on society at large remains unresolved. Reading this book clarifies any doubts you may have on the importance of evolution. Thomas H. Huxley was termed 'Darwin's Bulldog' for his tenacious defense of evolution. Dennett has replaced him in this role. Dennett's writing ability is unsurpassed in presenting Darwin's thesis and the subsequent debates over the process of natural selection. It reads almost as if you were simply sitting with him discussing the topics. As a philosopher instead of a scientist, Dennett isn't hampered by committment to any particular stance. His detached view allows him the freedom to lucidly explain how important Darwin's idea is to all of us. A fine work by a leading thinker.
Date published: 2000-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Solid Book If you are a seeker of the objective reality, you must read this book. The Insights offered by the author are completely practical and profound. Just the book I was looking for.
Date published: 1999-09-28