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The magic of reality : how we know what's really true

Author: Richard Dawkins; Dave McKean
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The author of "The God delusion" addresses key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins; Dave McKean
ISBN: 9781439192818 1439192812 9781451628920 1451628927
OCLC Number: 709673132
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: What is reality? What is magic? --
Who was the first person? --
Why are there so many different kinds of animals? --
What are things made of? --
Why do we have night and day, winter and summer? --
What is the sun? --
What is a rainbow? --
When and how did everything begin? --
Are we alone? --
What is an earthquake? --
Why do bad things happen? --
What is a miracle.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins ; iillustrated by Dave McKean.
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The author of "The God delusion" addresses key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe.

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Unscientific straw man attack on religion

by Tom2718 (WorldCat user published 2015-09-10) Poor Permalink

This is not so much a book of science, as an attack on religion.

 

And, it's not an attack on religion as it is, but as the author imagines it to be.

 

In the author's misunderstood view, religion is merely and solely a poor man's science, whose purpose was just...
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