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Old 11-21-2005, 07:55 PM
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So my close christian friend lends me a book, because I've always been bugging her and questioning christianity, and she told me it'd answer most of my questions.

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Here is another book you should read in order to get a balanced amount of input from opposing views, so that you may be more objective, and less biased:

[b]The Blind Watchmaker[b]: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:59 PM
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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

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The whole book is available online for free: LINK.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:03 PM
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OT- Back several years, one of my teachers put up the arguement "do you think our face was arranged this way by chance? that our eyes are where they are by chance? there has to be a creator..."
I raised my hand and said "Well wouldn't you be saying the same thing if we had one eye on our backs?"

Shut him up for a week or so.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:04 PM
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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

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The whole book is available online for free: LINK.

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Awesome! Thanks for the link. I'd buy the book, myself (if I didn't already own it)... I still like to have the paper. But, for the e-reading-inclined, this PDF is awesome! Kudos.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:13 PM
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Kip,

You do realize that morphball already recommended the book. But, glad you did too as maurile provided a link to it free.

Thanks all, been looking for some Dawkins to read.

RJT
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:15 PM
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Morph,

Sorry to interrupt. I never saw the underline instant UBB code before you just used it. I have needed it on several occasions. Is it new to the list of codes here? If it has always been there, then I need new glasses.

RJT

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It's in the Instant UBB code, at least on mine.

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Yeah, I see it now. Never saw it before and I looked before. Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:17 PM
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Kip,

You do realize that morphball already recommended the book. But, glad you did too as maurile provided a link to it free.

Thanks all, been looking for some Dawkins to read.

RJT

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The Ancestor's Tale is a cracking read. Top marks for the selfish gene as well. Plus the often forgotten Blind Watchmaker.

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:25 PM
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Kip,

You do realize that morphball already recommended the book. But, glad you did too as maurile provided a link to it free.

Thanks all, been looking for some Dawkins to read.

RJT

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Yeah, I saw that after I responded. But, now the OP has two links. One to buy the book, and one to read it for free! Hopefully he'll read it to get a more balanced view of Evolution.

I'm reading "The Selfish Gene" right now. And I also have "Unweaving the Rainbow" on my shelf to read.

Here's a quote from the back of the book:

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Did Newton "unweave the rainbow" by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins: Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries.

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:44 PM
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cool thanks for the pdf. I'll read up on that
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:04 PM
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It's probably a mutation [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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