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" through decreasing it to its prismatic shades, as Keats contended? Did he, in different phrases, cut down attractiveness? faraway from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the foremost to a lot of recent astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of contemporary cosmology. Mysteries do not lose their poetry simply because they're solved: the answer frequently is extra attractive than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. With the wit, perception, and spellbinding prose that experience made him a best-selling writer, Dawkins takes up crucial and compelling subject matters in sleek 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 is often the ebook Richard Dawkins used to be intended to put in writing: a super overview of what technological know-how is (and isn't), a tribute to technology no longer since it comes in handy yet since it is uplifting.

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