The View from Mount Improbable




      The View from Mount Improbable
Inspired by the intricate wonders of the natural world, leading science writer Richard Dawkins argues that evolution is the only known possible theory that could solve the mystery of our existence In this extract from Climbing Mount Improbable, published by Penguin in 1997, Dawkins considers the human eye, revealing how the slow but remorseless process of natural selection has led to incredible complexity and diversity. Best Download Kindle ePUB The View from Mount Improbable By Richard Dawkins – heartforum.co.uk

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      The View from Mount Improbable
 By Richard Dawkins IBN : 0141022191 Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 57 pages
  • The View from Mount Improbable
  • Richard Dawkins
  • English
  • 20 October 2018
  • 0141022191

10 thoughts on “ The View from Mount Improbable

  1. Ape says:

    Horay Having just registered some of my TBRs in the hope of getting some of them read and off the mountain, I thought I would get on and read this slim little book I ve had waiting for about a year.It s an excerpt from Dawkin s book Climbing Mount Improbable which I haven t read This is looking at the evolution of the eye, and the different kinds of eyes that have evolved independantly nature s many different responses to the same problems Mind boggling really, to be honest, Horay Having just registered some of my TBRs in the hope of getting some of them read and off the mountain, I thought I would get on and read this slim little book I ve had waiting for about a year.It s an exce...

  2. Dane Cobain says:

    This book is actually just an extract from Dawkins 1997 release Climbing Mount Improbable, and it s all about how eyes evolved and how intelligent design just doesn t cut it as an explanation Worth reading, I d say.

  3. Daren says:

    This is an excerpt from Dawkins Climbing Mount Improbable, specifically related to the evolution of the eye It is published here as a Penguin 70.I found this fascinating, and well presented It discussed the varied types of eye, and the evolutionary developments happening side by side It describes in detail the way the eye as a whole, and the various parts of the eye operate, and the differences in the eyes of lesser evolved animals andevolved At the end it veers briefly into genes and This is an excerpt from Dawkins Climbing Mount Improbable, specifically related to the evolution of the eye It is published here as a Penguin 70.I found this fascinating, and well presented It discussed the varied types of eye, and the evolutionary developments happening side by side It describes in detail the way the eye as a whole, and the various parts of the e...

  4. Steve Mitchell says:

    If creationists want to attack Darwinian evolution, they always seem to turn to the eye as the example of proof that the theory is flawed and that there must be a designer and a creator God This extract from the Richard Dawkins book Climbing Mount Improbable looks at the forty different ways possibly as high as sixty that eyes have evolved Creationists also cite Darwin s own doubt about his theory explaining how the eye formed which they always quote out of context Darwin did indeed say If creationists want to attack Darwinian evolution, they always seem to turn to the eye as the example of proof that the theory is flawed and that there must be a designer and a creator God This extract from the Richard...

  5. Regina Cattus says:

    It s only fifty pages long, but it goes into incredible detail I ve never thought about eyes so hard before Dawkins not only goes into the biology of it, but the physics, and to a degree the philosophy But putting it that way doesn t do it justice For a book that s inevitably packed with niche terminology, it s impressively accessible to the casual reader i.e me , though I did have to re read some pages to make sure I understood it completely, and it is almost certainly easier to read with It s only fifty pages long, but it goes into incredible detail I ve never thoug...

  6. Malka says:

    This is a great essay chapter excerpt Holy moly, does this guy love eyes And evolution Wow I love this because I learned many things, but he also is such a great storyteller The structure is logical, interesting, fluid His manner is engaging Even his asides are so well executed answering side questions as soon as they arise in the reader and yet not distracting from the otherwise linear presentation Admittedly, the content did begin to get a little too into the weeds at some point wh This is a great essay chapter excerpt Holy moly, does this guy love eyes And evolution Wow I love this because I learned many things, but he also is such a great storyteller The structure is logical, interesting, fluid His manner is engaging Even his asides are so well executed answering side questions as soon as they arise in the reader and yet not distracting from the otherwise linear presentation Admittedly, the content did begin to get a little too into the weeds a...

  7. J. Shields says:

    Copious information about the paths to the various peaks on the hypothetical massif of Mount Improbable Truly generous in its diversity.

  8. Coenraad says:

    The well known apologist for evolution, Richard Dawkins, describes the possible way in which different eyes have evolved in the animal kingdom He writes engagingly, drawing the reader into his argument My favourite snippet in this excerpt of a book length esssay on evolution is the way in which he criticises the nomenclature of geneticists when naming particular genes Not light holiday reading, but an interesting demonstration of how evolution explains the world.Richard Dawkins is The well known apologist for evolution, Richard Dawkins, describes the possible way in which different eyes have evolved in the animal kingdom He writes engagingly, drawing the reader into his argument My favourite snippet in this excerpt of a book length esssay on evolution is the way in which he criticises the nomenclature of geneticists when naming particular genes Not light holiday r...

  9. Roelof Kotvis says:

    This little gem reads like an Evolution Theory for Dummies Dawkins takes the reader on a trip around the animal kingdom, explaining in great detail and with an inescapable logic, the ways in which animal eyes have developed Several techniques of forming images, some simple, some complex, are described The author points out the remarkable similarities between the eyes of completely different spe...

  10. Andrew says:

    Richard Dawkins is a man driven by a passionate love of nature, and it shows I think he is also driven by hatred and intolerance I think he might even hate me , but we ll leave that aside for now I learned a lot about eyes from this short little chapter Eyes are fascinating I have been looking at pictures of eyes on the internet because of Richard Dawkins.He writes in a clear conversational tone, but I didn t like the Mount Improbable allegory and he r...

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