The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design by Richard Dawkins
W. W. Norton & Company | September 17, 1996 | English | ISBN: 0393315703 | 345 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Twenty years after its original publication, The Blind Watchmaker, framed with a new introduction by the author, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin’s brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.