Hello again everyone,
For those of you that were interested or recently started The Greatest Show on Earth, by Richard Dawkins, I figured we would start a discussion on it. Any one that wants to join in and start the read is more than welcome, as well as those who have already read it. (I'm sure Nelson will have some insight for us!)
Let me know what you think! Thanks everyone!
If you enjoyed The God Delusion reading, then I'm sure you will enjoy this one (I listened to the former on a roadtrip with friends). Keep in mind there's an abridged version on the site, too. I also noticed whilst looking on audible that he and his wife just released a reading of The Selfish Gene, the first book of his that I read, a thoroughly fascinating read, and I would guess would be the hardest to follow (out of the three) in audio form without having the text in front of you, as though I find his prose quite lucid, he's essentially presenting a theory of his own in Gene.
So yeah, I would say that this one would be a good choice to listen to, as I think I'd rather have Selfish Gene as something on my shelf to dive back into for reference, as I see that as a more erudite text, and TGSoE as a sorely needed pop sci enlightener.
At Audible.com, they have a accompanying reference guide that goes along with the audiobook. This guide has the pictures. I think that anyone can download it. http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=wl_3?asin=B002V086LM. Just a thought. I am going to download it and listen to it this weekend.
Okay i just read my previous post about the dates and I have to say i am quite impressed with my ability to fudge up the most simple words, lol. I was responding on my phone and it likes to predict exactly what I didn't want to say, so sorry for that.
The plan is to read the Preface & Chapter 1 and then I will post a new discussion for it sometime on Sunday evening and we can have a week of reading and Discussing until the next one.
So be ready, Sunday May 8th will be the first discussion! Thanks again to everyone!
nice post and subject
for me, i didn't hesistate to buy the book a year ago. read it once waiting a chance to read it again and again.
for me: it's just the bible..i mean i dubbed it the bible for atheist.
and atheist without it, is lost, i guess so.