[The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins å 2 Read Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution Priče naših predaka su hodočašće na kojem se putuje kroz četiri milijarde godina Hodočasnici na tom putovanju smo mi moderna ljudska bića a zaputili smo se unatrag kroz vreme u potrazi za našim precima Istovremeno i sva ostal. Poor Dawkins he gets a bad reputation People think he s mean and nasty and heartless and elitist Okay I might have to grant people the elitist bit because well I m a bit of an elitist myself But I dare you all to read this book and then tell me that Dawkins isn t a total suishy Let s just say this he stops in the middle of the book to talk about how much he misses Douglas Adams who was a dear friend of his He waxes poetic about evolution and how much he wishes he could meet our ancestors He refers to Olivia Judson s Doctor Tatiana s Sex Guide for All Creation makes a brief homage to it and then sweetly states that he could never do the style justice making clear along the way that he s read the darned thing which delights me for reasons that can only be understood by someone else who s read the book because it s Just That Fabulous And he puts his wife in the index even though the references to her are miniscule and in fact much less freuent than in any other book He credits his research assistant as his co author In general he s a sweetheartI will stop fangirling the man now and simply tell you that the science in this book Is brilliant wondrous and awe inspiring in its breadth Fantastic book

Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of EvolutionThe Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Richard Dawkins å 2 Read Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution Vrsta Na kraju stižemo i do te osnovne prelomne tačke udruživanja jednoćelijske buduće protozoe s bakterijom da bi nastala ćelija s jedrom Odatle sva živa bića zajednički polaze na poslednji deo puta ka samom postanku života. Wow I like Richard Dawkins I like what he has to say in The God Delusion and I like his tweets for the same reason Lots of people don t like his confrontational stand on religion but don t let that put you off here First and foremost he is an amazing scientist This book is so comprehensive it is daunting just thinking about it When I collected it from the library and saw the size I outwardly groaned wondering how I would tackle it I needn t have worried Dawkins takes us on a backwards pilgrimage through time showing how we humans joined up with all other living creatures along the way After getting through half the book and discovering that we d already passed mammals birds and fish I wondered how interested I d actually be in cnidarians ctenophores or choanoflagellates but they proved to be eually as fascinating Dawkins breaks the information into short chapters or rendezvous points relating things back to animals we ve already encountered along the way Yet he doesn t stop there He shows how we link with fungi plants and bacteria before finally considering how the first life forms began and whether or not this could be recreated What I particularly liked was how Dawkins doesn t make guesswork for periods that we just don t know about Where dates are so far away that we don t have the full picture 500 million years and counting Dawkins relates what is known then tells us the current theories The gaps still to be filled are not a disappointment but an exciting prospect of things yet to learn I don t have a scientific background at all though I was able to understand most of what I read I did get confused with some terms and with trying to keep track of the different classifications kingdom phylum class order family genus and species or timescales eon era period epoch age plus all the subdivisions within these Luckily the book was comprehensive enough that I was able to flip back to an earlier section or refer to a chart to refamiliarise myself before moving on to the next tale I was left feeling a little overwhelmed by the end and so I ll finish with a uote from Dawkins that encapsulates things It is not pride in my book but reverence for life itself that encourages me to say if you want a justification for the latter open the former anywhere at random And reflect on the fact that although this book has been written from a human point of view another book could have been written in parallel for any 10 million starting pilgrims Not only is life on this plant amazing and deeply satisfying to all those whose senses have not become dulled by familiarity the very fact that we have evolved the brain power to understand our evolutionary genesis redoubles the amazement and compounds the satisfaction SheHerHers nastala ćelija s jedrom Odatle sva živa bića zajednički polaze Speaking in Images Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers Global Chinese Culture na poslednji deo puta ka samom postanku života. Wow I like Richard Dawkins I like what he has to say in The God Delusion and I like his tweets for the same reason Lots of people don t like his confrontational stand on religion but don t let that put you off here First and foremost he is an amazing scientist This book is so comprehensive it is daunting just thinking about it When I collected it from the library and saw the size I outwardly groaned wondering how I would tackle it I The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales needn t have worried Dawkins takes us on a backwards pilgrimage through time showing how we humans joined up with all other living creatures along the way After getting through half the book and discovering that we d already passed mammals birds and fish I wondered how interested I d actually be in cnidarians ctenophores or choanoflagellates but they proved to be eually as fascinating Dawkins breaks the information into short chapters or rendezvous points relating things back to animals we ve already encountered along the way Yet he doesn t stop there He shows how we link with fungi plants and bacteria before finally considering how the first life forms began and whether or The Rosary not this could be recreated What I particularly liked was how Dawkins doesn t make guesswork for periods that we just don t know about Where dates are so far away that we don t have the full picture 500 million years and counting Dawkins relates what is known then tells us the current theories The gaps still to be filled are Unforgivable Invincible #2 not a disappointment but an exciting prospect of things yet to learn I don t have a scientific background at all though I was able to understand most of what I read I did get confused with some terms and with trying to keep track of the different classifications kingdom phylum class order family genus and species or timescales eon era period epoch age plus all the subdivisions within these Luckily the book was comprehensive enough that I was able to flip back to an earlier section or refer to a chart to refamiliarise myself before moving on to the Bystander next tale I was left feeling a little overwhelmed by the end and so I ll finish with a uote from Dawkins that encapsulates things It is På Vei not pride in my book but reverence for life itself that encourages me to say if you want a justification for the latter open the former anywhere at random And reflect on the fact that although this book has been written from a human point of view another book could have been written in parallel for any 10 million starting pilgrims Not only is life on this plant amazing and deeply satisfying to all those whose senses have The Spider vs The Empire State not become dulled by familiarity the very fact that we have evolved the brain power to understand our evolutionary genesis redoubles the amazement and compounds the satisfaction

Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins å 2 Read Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution A živa stvorenja polaze na sopstveno putovanje s istim ciljem Putem svaki hodočasnik priča svoju priču koja pokriva procese razvijanja života na ZemljiNapredujemo pažljivo se provlačeći kroz mnoštvo iščezlih i istrebljenih. This is the 2016 revised edition of this fabulous book In this edition Richard Dawkins is a co author with Yan Wong This is a very hefty tome just under 800 pages It is a marvelously inventive masterful look at evolution as seen from the point of view of homo sapiens travelling backwards in time back to the dawn of life Each time the route of evolution reaches a branch point with another species it is called a Rendezvous there are 40 rendezvous altogether The book is extremely interesting and informative Below I summarize some of the interesting facts I learnedSome creationists point to the so called gaps in the fossil record as proof that the scientific theory of evolution is not sufficient to explain the development of species But Dawkins argues that even without any fossils the evidence for evolution would still be immense The distributions of species on continents and islands the patterns of resemblance an genetic seuences are sufficient to prove evolution Fossils are a welcome bonus The gaps in the fossil records are not all that importantThe agricultural revolution helped to support a larger population but did nothing to increase people s health or happiness in fact it did just the oppositeThere is a very interesting discussion about our most recent common ancestor That is to say the human who is the common ancestor to all people alive on Earth today It is very surprising that the most recent common ancestor lived around 10000 years agoSilver foxes bred in captivity by DK Belyaev for twenty years were bred for tameness After twenty years the foxes behaved like border collies They became friendly sought human company and wagged their tails when approached They even looked like border colliesWe were told when we were young that eating carrots help us see better in the dark But this was a rumor started by WWII strategists to avoid revealing the secret of radarThe best analogy for genes is not that they serve as a blueprint but rather that they serve as a toolbox of routines So while a large percentage of our genes is in common with those of other animals our main difference from other animals is not the toolbox of DNA routines but is instead the pattern of choosing genetic routines from the available toolbox This is called the science of epigenetics which has been around since Conrad Weddington coined the term in 1942In 1866 Ernst Haeckel announced that the hippo is a close relative to the whale This has since been proven through DNA the hippo s closest living relative actually is the whaleThe duck billed platypus closes its eyes shut when hunting for food Its duck bill is a very sensitive organ with 60000 mechanical and 40000 electrical sensors The platypus swivels its bill back and forth feeling for impulses from potential prey It probably gets a detailed 3D image of electrical disturbances in its vicinity It probably is doing some sophisticated beamforming to increase its sensitivityDawkins remarks about a lot of interesting speculations why humans are bipedal He gives a number of arguments both why bipedal walking is helpful but others why it is notIn 1954 the British Colonial Administration destroyed the ecosystem of Lake Victoria Against the advice of biologists the Nile perch was introduced to the lake which destroyed fifty species of cichlids and critically endangered another 130 species This newly introduced predator had caused devastation to the local economies around the lake This is the reason why bureaucrats should not try to play God and play around with ecosystemsThis raises the uestion how did so many species evolve in the lake in the first place Dawkins makes some interesting speculations about how various species could be physically isolated in the lake in order to allow the species to branch out due to evolutionDawkins makes a strong effort to avoid repeating stories that he told in other books Instead of repeating them he makes references to his many other books for the reader to see additional examples This is so different from that of many other authors who often repeat themselves from one book to the nextA variety of human inventions were anticipated in the animal kingdom Some examples echo ranging bats electro location duckbill platypus dam beaver parabolic reflector limpet infrared sensor snakes hypodermic syringe wasp snake scorpion harpoon cnidarian jet propulsion suid The wheel and axle was also anticipated the rhizobium has a true axle and a freely rotating hub driven by a tiny molecular motor Such a wheel could not evolve in a large organism which would involve twisting blood vesselsI personally loved the renaming of the concept of Intelligent Designers from Argument from Irreducible Complexity to Argument from Personal Incredulity The argument says less about nature than about the poverty of your imaginationDawkins speculates about what would happen if the tape of evolution were to be re run in the forward direction starting from pre Cambrian times What would happen if it were re run a statistical number of times Or starting from an earlier or later time This experiment has in a sense been done to a limited extent in isolated locations like Australia New Zealand Madagascar and South America Also evolution in has turned out very similarly when allowed to run twice Eyes have evolved independently 40 60 times using nine independent optical principlesEcholocation has evolved at least four times in four animals toothed whales oilbirds cave swiftlets and bats The venomous sting has evolved at least ten times independently True flapping flight has evolved four times Parachuting and gliding has evolved maybe hundreds of timesThese notes above represent only a tiny fraction of the thought provoking concepts in this book This is a challenging book to read not only because it is so long but because of the many complex concepts that are described The authors even warn the reader at one point that certain pages can be skipped if desired But the entire book is fascinating With each species rendezvous a fractal diagram portrays the branching along with dates and contour lines what a fabulous visual portrayal of the concept of evolution


10 thoughts on “[The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

  1. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins On Monday an old friend came round to lunch and while we were having a cup of tea in the living room remarked on the number of Richard Dawkins books on my shelf Somehow I'd never heard that she'd actually had Dawkins as a supervisor for one term when she was an undergraduate at Oxford in the late 70s; it was in connecti

  2. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins å 2 Read [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins Poor Dawkins he gets a bad reputation People think he's mean and nasty and heartless and elitist Okay I might have to grant people the elitist bit because well I'm a bit of an elitist myself But I dare you all to read this book and then tell me that Dawkins isn't a total suishy Let's just say this he stops in the middle of the book to talk about how much he misses Douglas Adams who was a dear friend of his He waxes poetic about e

  3. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins å 2 Read Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins There are some facts the simple knowing of which seems to me to be a supreme achievement of our species The fact that we are all made of stardust The fact that 999999999999999 percent of all matter is empty The fact that mass and energy can be expressed in terms of each other Stuff like thatPre eminent among these to me for sheer mind expanding awe is the fact that life on this planet has developed precisely once as far

  4. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins This is the 2016 revised edition of this fabulous book In this edition Richard Dawkins is a co author with Yan Wo

  5. says: Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins å 2 Read [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins The Ancestor's Tale A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution Richard DawkinsThe Ancestor's Tale A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life is a science book by Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong on the subject of evolution which follows the path of humans backwards through evolutionary history describing some of humanity's cousins as they converge on their common ancestors It was first published in 2004 and substantially updated

  6. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins This book blew my mind so many times in so many ways It is uite simply the most fascinating thing I have ever read about life on this planet Dawkins traces our evolution from the present day back through the very first organisms on earth He uses various rendezvouses to show the points where we connected with other species and phyla and what those connections say about us about our biology and about life in general By tracing ou

  7. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

    Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins å 2 Read 6 stars NOTE I like to provide a 6 star rating to a book when it has been able to keep me in a state of amazement almost continuously for at least 80% of its contentA terrific book on evolution from the vast spectrum of creatures on this planet

  8. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins Wow I like Richard Dawkins I like what he has to say in The God Delusion and I like his tweets for the same reason Lots of people don't like his confrontational stand on religion but don't let that put you off here First and foremost he is an amazing scientist This book is so comprehensive it is daunting just thinking about it When I collecte

  9. says: [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

    Summary The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins å 2 Read Fascinating zoology but plenty of flotsam The Beaver's Tale The Duckbill's Tale and The Axolotl's Tale are outstanding examples of modern naturalism The classical genetics is adeuate but the molecular data is explained minimally and not compelling More details on the challenges and uncertainties inherent in genomic seuencing and cross species comparisons would have been helpful When Dawkins is not discussing zoology the writing is overly v

  10. says: Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Richard Dawkins [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins

    [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Download ✓ Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins å 2 Read Fantastic If I'd read this in high school I would definitely be a biologist by nowOften I agree with Dawkins' view

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Paperback
  • 968
  • The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Serbian
  • 08 December 2018
  • null