new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

the greatest show on earth by richard dawkins

click image to RD
'charles darwin's masterpiece, "on the origin of species", shook society to its core on publication in 1859. darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. in "the greatest show on earth", richard dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'intelligent design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects; the 'time clocks' of trees and radioactive dating that calibrate a timescale for evolution; the fossil record and the traces of our earliest ancestors; to confirmation from molecular biology and genetics. all of this, and much more, bears witness to the truth of evolution. "the greatest show on earth" comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is now flourishing as never before, especially in america. in britain and elsewhere in the world, teachers witness insidious attempts to undermine the status of science in their classrooms. richard dawkins provides unequivocal evidence that boldly and comprehensively rebuts such nonsense. at the same time he shares with us his palpable love of the natural world and the essential role that science plays in its interpretation. written with elegance, wit and passion, it is hard-hitting, absorbing and totally convincing.'

click over to RD to find links to pre-order.

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