Book Sharing: The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins

19 Nov

Creationists will lament, while evolutionists will rejoice, and that’s the gist of this book. Celebrating the evidence for evolution, Professor Richard Dawkins show cased various fossil records, natural clocks that ran implicitly wherein the great epochs of evolution took place, plate tectonics that explained speciation of animals and plants, and molecular genetics that traced back humans to one common ancestor – the RNA. Vastly enriching, and no doubt “inconceivable” to many people, this would realign our position on Earth, as we take a step back to view the grandiosity of life, yet again.

With the proponent of the evolution theory, I leave you with Charles Darwin’s lyrical crescendo in the last paragraph of On the Origin of Species:

” Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”



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