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mobi Ó Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder ð Paperback read ¶ richard dawkins ☆ ❮KINDLE❯ ❄ Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder Author Richard Dawkins – HelpyouaLling topics in modern science from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write a brilliant assessment of what science is and isn't a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifti A weak book from Dawkins Regardless of his ideas being right or wrong he is a bad writer and here he is worse than ever He stumbles from the banal to the sublime to the complex to the simple to the popular to the academic without even noticing that One page you are reading a very important theory and in the next paragraph he goes on telling you about a trivial thing that has happened to him the day before Sometimes pages and pages are spent trying to explain something not important and then when the important thing comes Dawkins treats it as already explained and leave it as thatOther thing he loves to do and it's just plain bad writing is comparing things one with another As a first step to understand the problem it's ok but he dwells too long on metaphors Ie comparing the human brain to a computer He goes on and on and on until there's no use using the metaphor; it becomes harder and harder to believe in him and things become ridiculous The worst part is a link he makes between the evolution of the human brain memes and a tango he cannot forget There's a lot of guessing in this book too And some theories are not that credible His criticism of astrology and other spiritual stuff are or less correct and it's something important that must be adressed but he can't write a coherent chapter to express his ideas He criticises a bit then talk about other thing then comes a very complex but short paragraph then it's a trivial thing again etcThere are some good moments very few but in short very badly written

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Did Newton unweave the Rainbow Science PDFEPUB #10003 rainbow by reducing it to its prismatic colors as Keats contended Did he in other words diminish beauty Far from Unweaving the Epubit says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology The first half or so was amazing and the rest was still really interesting especially the end if not uite as exhilarating At the same time you have to remember that even that powerhouse of scientific poetry Carl Sagan had some dry chapters every now and then Some dryness definitely doesn't make it any less worth the read and its mild anyway Overall this book was extremely enjoyable and a breeze to get through 45 stars will probably be 5 on the reread

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Unweaving the Rainbow Science Delusion and the Appetite for WonderMysteries the Rainbow Science Kindle #207 don't lose their poetry because they are solved the solution often is beautiful than the puzzle uncovering deeper mysteries With the wit insight and spellbinding the Rainbow Science Delusion and Kindle prose that have made him a best selling author Dawkins takes up the most important and compe As a person unlearned well okay let's be honest frankly ignorant in science I enjoyed this wide ranging book Dawkins largely achieves his aim to show that an understanding of the science of phenomena can create a sense of wonder eual to mythic or poetic metaphor with a concomitant gain in understanding and an increased desire to know still and to look askance at delusions that are unsupportable in light of what we know and continue to learn Not every chapter is strong The part on bad science metaphors is not as interesting as the rest and serves simply as an attack on a view of evolution on which he disagrees Those well versed in science might find passages to carp at For the interested non scientist this book is engaging and a useful primer on many topics Keats no mean explorer of knowledge in spite of his dismissal of Newton's optics as an unpoetic unweaving of the rainbow would I would bet enjoy this book mightily once he became current with the growth of scientific understanding since his time