Okay, so I admit that the title is a bit hyberbolic, but I am excited enough to receive my copy of Richard Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth to post about it. This may just be the book that will make the perfect Winter Solstice gift to the creationist in your family. From the reviews I have read, this book will make an undeniable case for evolution. In this regard, it will be different from Dawkins' previous books which treats evolution as the sound theory that it is.

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It looks hefty, but thumbing through it I notice that the typeface is large and there are quite a few pictures and photographs, some in color and quite pleasing to the eye. I don't think this will be as heavy of a read as his previous works but I look forward to gobbling it up in the coming days.

If you haven't yet, stop by Think Atheist's bookstore and order it. It portals through to Amazon.com and it helps to support the site and the community.

Happy trails and I'll see some of you over in Think Atheist's online book club, Read Atheist for further, in depth discussion on The Greatest Show on Earth.

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Comment by Joshua Gray on September 22, 2009 at 1:14pm
Mine is just leaving California today. :( I ordered it 5 days ago!
Comment by Reggie on September 22, 2009 at 8:00pm
5 Days? Did you select Pony Express as a shipping method? Yikes.
Comment by Matt Harwood on September 22, 2009 at 8:47pm
Bought mine last week, sadly haven't had the time to dedicate to it as of yet, just a few pages under my belt. From what I can tell so far, it is a true kick up the rear entrance for any nay-sayers, though the text does seem to waffle..!
Comment by Atheist Exile on September 23, 2009 at 10:06am
I'm so envious! New books take a while to arrive here, in the Philippines!
Comment by Dave G on September 23, 2009 at 11:06am
Mine should be arriving today.
Comment by Prazzie on September 24, 2009 at 9:50am
I've been listening to the audiobook version read by Richard Dawkins and his wife, Lalla Ward. My partner says he sleeps much better when it's on, but I don't think that's related to the content, just Dawkins' soothing voice! I do feel that I might be missing out on the pictures, but I can deal with that. Anyone who likes to accuse Dawkins of being strident should listen to the audio versions of his books instead. The humour they might be missing comes through clearly when he reads and at times he even chuckles.
Comment by Reggie on September 24, 2009 at 9:56am
I love to listen to Dawkins. I might have to give an audiobook of his a try.

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