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£10.00 posted, PRE-ORDER: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Hardcover) (Richard Dawkins) @ Amazon

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#1
Ordered this a few weeks ago, got an email about change of release date, couple of weeks hopefully.

For those who haven't read them I recommend Dawkins "Selfish Gene" and "God Delusion"
#2
Looking forward to this, thanks for the heads up!!

God Delusion a cracking read as stated above too!!!!!
#3
©™~UKJEZZA~™©;6073424
Looking forward to this, thanks for the heads up!!

God Delusion a cracking read as stated above too!!!!!

Nothing like atheist fundamentalist.
1 Like #4
"No, please, do not mistake passion, which can change its mind, for fundamentalism, which never will. Passion for passion, an evangelical Christian and I may be evenly matched. But we are not equally fundamentalist. The true scientist, however passionately he may “believe”, in evolution for example, knows exactly what would change his mind: evidence! The fundamentalist knows that nothing will."
#5
*sigh*...let the ****storm commence....
1 Like #6
well.. calling everybody with any sort of religious belief a fruitcake is not just a passion isnt it?
#7
Thanks. Ordered.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:
#8
TinoP
well.. calling everybody with any sort of religious belief a fruitcake is not just a passion isnt it?


Seriously, if you're not interested in the author, why are you even in this thread? Why start another pointless religion vs atheism argument that we all know from experience is going to go absolutely nowhere?

Actually sorry, I forgot I was on the internet for a second there. Game on.
#9
Thanks. Ordered.

DD got her place to study Philosphy at Birmingham yesterday and this will be something nice for her to take with her.
#10
Religion aside, Dawkins is a fantastic writer (and orator) and although he may be strong in his opinion, that's what makes the books so good!

For all those who aren't interested in reading Dawkins' "athiest tripe" then, if you haven't already, consider Alister McGrath's follow up to The God Delusion entitled The Dawkins Delusion. Both are good.

Hot.
#11
flusteredpie;6074291
Seriously, if you're not interested in the author, why are you even in this thread? Why start another pointless religion vs atheism argument that we all know from experience is going to go absolutely nowhere?

Actually sorry, I forgot I was on the internet for a second there. Game on.

Actually, I am very interested in Dawkins. Listened to him a lot. But for some atheists - he's just too much. -
#12
Ordered, good deal. Seems similar to Jerry Coyne's "Why Evolution Is True" which is an excellent book.
#13
His books are always worth reading - Thanks OP
#14
I am not sure I believe in Richard Dawkins. Can anyone really be sure he exists, or is it simply a leap of faith?
#15
richard dawkins is such a miserable sod! i love the interview russell brand did with him :)
banned#16
Good price, however please be aware that if amazon decide to put the price up they can cancel your order.
#17
Thanks ordered.
#18
Thanks for heads up, half way through the god delusion, it's well worth a read!

Seems a good price for hardback =]
#19
It's amazing how many people are taken in by Dawkins without seeing that he's just a man with a commercial line in controversial nonsense designed to make money from selling books. The man is a journalist, not a scientist. He has nothing to say that's worth hearing and nothing that's backed up by rigourous empirical science.

I shall read this book of course, but really, there is as little evidence for evolution as there is for creationism, neither theory holds water and nothing new has transpired recently which makes this little more than a rehash of all his old stuff. So, cold, for old rope.
#20
"little evidence for evolution"

LOL.
#21
spionkop;6074911
I shall read this book of course, but really, there is as little evidence for evolution as there is for creationism
:?
I suggest you read a well-written book about evolution, such as Almost like a Whale.
There is an enormous amount of evidence of evolution, it has been demonstrated many times, and this book is not written from a pro/anti-religious standpoint.
nothing new has transpired recently which makes this little more than a rehash of all his old stuff. So, cold, for old rope.
I am inclined to agree with that!
#22
spionkop
It's amazing how many people are taken in by Dawkins without seeing that he's just a man with a commercial line in controversial nonsense designed to make money from selling books. The man is a journalist, not a scientist. He has nothing to say that's worth hearing and nothing that's backed up by rigourous empirical science.

I shall read this book of course, but really, there is as little evidence for evolution as there is for creationism, neither theory holds water and nothing new has transpired recently which makes this little more than a rehash of all his old stuff. So, cold, for old rope.


Doh!
#23
spionkop
The man is a journalist, not a scientist.


Its a pity that people feel the need to resort to ad hominem attacks such as this, rather than dealing with the real issues at hand.

Apart from that, its just such a laughable statement that it dilutes the value of the rest of your argument. I happen to think Dawkins is not a great journalist/author; the God Delusion was particularly badly written in my view and was an unnecessarily clumsy read. In contrast, many of his earlier books, which we aimed much less at the mass market, were actually a much easier read.

If anyone's interested, 'The Dog Allusion' is also quite interesting.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dog-Allusion-Gods-Pets-Human/dp/0099521334/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250847877&sr=8-1
#24
spionkop
It's amazing how many people are taken in by Dawkins without seeing that he's just a man with a commercial line in controversial nonsense designed to make money from selling books. The man is a journalist, not a scientist. He has nothing to say that's worth hearing and nothing that's backed up by rigourous empirical science.

I shall read this book of course, but really, there is as little evidence for evolution as there is for creationism, neither theory holds water and nothing new has transpired recently which makes this little more than a rehash of all his old stuff. So, cold, for old rope.


Bloody hell... Some people!
#25
krato
Bloody hell... Some people!


I know, it's frightening how people will so openly revel in their stupidity...
#26
The author is so wrong in his beliefs......soon he will find out the truth
#27
mackem1966
The author is so wrong in his beliefs......soon he will find out the truth


Oh dear.....
#28
spionkop
It's amazing how many people are taken in by Dawkins without seeing that he's just a man with a commercial line in controversial nonsense designed to make money from selling books. The man is a journalist, not a scientist. He has nothing to say that's worth hearing and nothing that's backed up by rigourous empirical science.


I'm pretty amazed that you would describe him like that. The Selfish Gene is one of his earlier books (published 1976) and is for the most part a scientific read. The topic of god pops up once or twice and although you can see that Dawkins has much more to say on the matter, he refrains. I would recommend that book for a fairly gentle introduction to modern evolution and genetics. If you pick up one of the later editions, you can read the chapter on memetics, which practically founded the field.
#29
mackem1966;6075805
The author is so wrong in his beliefs......soon he will find out the truth
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ad/Tein_cover_3.jpg/432px-Tein_cover_3.jpg
#30
mackem1966
The author is so wrong in his beliefs......soon he will find out the truth


You mean when he meets his maker, Thor?
#31
Well I say you have to be careful of any books written by an author.

Anyone who cares enough about a subject to devote a lifetime of research and education to it and then write down his conclusions is up to something...
banned#32
mackem1966;6075805
The author is so wrong in his beliefs......soon he will find out the truth

From the talking snake?
#33
N20Y1D
From the talking snake?


Perhaps the devil, we have a funny god that thinks we should devote our lives to him in many ways and follow his rules without a single bit of evidence and rely on a term we have made up called "faith". If it were me, I would have either provided one sign or at least removed all of the scientific evidence which points to it just being a man-made concept.
banned#34
pghstochaj;6076237
Perhaps the devil, we have a funny god that thinks we should devote our lives to him in many ways and follow his rules without a single bit of evidence and rely on a term we have made up called "faith". If it were me, I would have either provided one sign or at least remove all of the scientific evidence which points to it just being a man-made concept.

You are preaching to the choir.
#35
In a Universe that contains billions of galaxies, each galaxy containing billions of stars just like our very own Sun. The sheer vastness of the cosmos makes it highly unlikely we'll ever visit our closest neighbour star, let alone one of the other galaxies. We'll never know what else is out there.

Yet despite the incredible vastness of the cosmos, our arrogance as a species has us believing that God made it all just for us? Give me a break.

Also, has anyone else noticed how incompatible all the major religions are? If one of them is right, then that makes all of the others wrong. So really, how can any of them be right? I wonder if that's why so many of them have "Smite the Unbeliever" clauses.

I know I shouldn't even bother posting my opinion on this topic, since sooner or later the thread will dissolve into a rant, but I just can't resist.

I'll be ordering the book too. I like Dawkins other stuff. I just finished the Ancestor's Tale, which was a lengthy, slightly cumbersome, but enlightnening journey through evolutionary history.

By the way. I'm not an Atheist, I'm a Humanist. I also consider myself to be A Bright. http://the-brights.net/
#36
i've been interested in this debate for years. but now at the ripe old age of 35 i'm finally beginning to lose interest (although there's still threads like this that draw me back in). people that need to believe something will do, they can't bear the thought of no higher purpose and no matter how much counter evidence you provide they'll always believe. it's a waste of time.... i'm sure dawkins has realised it's a waste of time too and now it's just a money making enterprise for him
#37
TinoP
Nothing like atheist fundamentalist.


Thats really stretching things - all Jezza did was call it a cracking read.
1 Like #38
Jakaru
Well I say you have to be careful of any books written by an author.



All books are written by authors. Even holy ones.
#39
LOL @ how this post/thread has mutated
#40
Gazbert
In a Universe that contains billions of galaxies, each galaxy containing billions of stars just like our very own Sun. The sheer vastness of the cosmos makes it highly unlikely we'll ever visit our closest neighbour star, let alone one of the other galaxies. We'll never know what else is out there.

Yet despite the incredible vastness of the cosmos, our arrogance as a species has us believing that God made it all just for us? Give me a break.

Also, has anyone else noticed how incompatible all the major religions are? If one of them is right, then that makes all of the others wrong. So really, how can any of them be right? I wonder if that's why so many of them have "Smite the Unbeliever" clauses.

I know I shouldn't even bother posting my opinion on this topic, since sooner or later the thread will dissolve into a rant, but I just can't resist.

I'll be ordering the book too. I like Dawkins other stuff. I just finished the Ancestor's Tale, which was a lengthy, slightly cumbersome, but enlightnening journey through evolutionary history.

By the way. I'm not an Atheist, I'm a Humanist. I also consider myself to be A Bright. http://the-brights.net/


Err who said the universe is created for humans? Our roles are to be a guardianship and to look after the world not exploit it for our own selfish ends!
it is arrogant to think that there is no basis for the universe no creator or that we're intelligent enough to know anything for real. our understanding is limited in an unlimited universe.
things don't magically happen of the're own accord.

Science is good at modelling the universe for our problem solving and stuff like that but too often what we get is arrogant scientist thinking they know everything or evensomething - then go about making conclusions that are bigger the leaps of faith - the're more like leaps of Ego!
Look at the history of science - and the fact that we dont even know what 90% of the matter in the universe is.
The universe is prolly teaming with life all at different levels of understanding.
to say there is no creator is shear folly!

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