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  • The Greatest Show on Earth

  • The Evidence for Evolution
  • Written by: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Greatest Show on Earth is a stunning counterattack on advocates of "Intelligent Design," explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist "argument". Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-29

Great read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-29

The account of why evolution is a fact, not a "mere theory". Well written.

Discusses the fundamentals of evolution; genes, natural selection, artificial selection, etc.. Dawkins provides a breadth of evidence ranging from controlled experiments to fossil records with many other stops along the way. Debunks the common rebuts of evolution which are often levied by evolution-deniers.

The narration by Richard & his wife Lalla is enjoyable. The two compliment each other well and prevent monotony for the listener.