Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Richard Dawkins


Did Newton "unweave the rainbow" via decreasing it to its prismatic shades, as Keats contended? Did he, in different phrases, curb attractiveness? faraway from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the most important to a lot of contemporary astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of recent cosmology. Mysteries do not lose their poetry simply because they're solved: the answer frequently is extra appealing than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. With the wit, perception, and spellbinding prose that experience made him a best-selling writer, Dawkins takes up an important and compelling themes in glossy technology, from astronomy and genetics to language and digital fact, combining them in a landmark assertion of the human urge for food for wonder.
this can be the ebook Richard Dawkins was once intended to write down: a super overview of what technological know-how is (and isn't), a tribute to technological know-how no longer since it comes in handy yet since it is uplifting.

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