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    review The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] free read Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï 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 connection with the course she was reading on animal behaviour I asked what he was like as a person and she was unenthusiastic Cle

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] 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 bo

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    review The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] 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 as we know and ev

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] 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 ren

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] free read Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins ï 3 summary 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 in 2016ت

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] 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 our lineage ba

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] 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

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    review The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution Richard Dawkins ï 3 summary free read Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï 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 collected it from the library and saw the size I outwardly groaned wonderin

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    review The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Richard Dawkins ï 3 summary 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 gen

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    review The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution EBOOK / PDF [The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution] Richard Dawkins ï 3 summary Fantastic If I'd read this in high school I would definitely be a biologist by nowOften I agree with Dawkins' views on creationists but usually he's an obnoxious ass about it Thankfully in this book he only diss

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

The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution review ☆ 3 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. 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 as we know and everything on earth has evolved from it That means that when you go outside and lie down in the garden everything you can see and hear people walking nearby their pet dogs the suirrel darting past the birds you can hear tweeting the insects and tiny bugs crawling around underneath you the trees the birds are standing on the grass you re lying on the bacteria in your guts all of them are your cousins you re uite literally related to them in the real genealogical senseIf you go far enough back in time in other words you will eventually find a creature whose descendants evolved into both suirrels say and people Indeed the rules of heredity being what they are you could even find a single individual who was a common ancestor to every suirrel and human alive And indeed such an animal really did exist around 75 million years ago in the Upper Cretaceous It probably looked sort of mousey and Dawkins estimates that he or she was our 15 million greats grandparent Suirrels are not closer to this creature than humans are we and they are eually related having been evolving independently for the same amount of time The Ancestor s Tale takes exactly this approach to exploring evolution It starts with humans and works backwards looking first at the common ancestor between humans and chimpanzees and continuing until we reach the common ancestor of all life on earth Dawkins s word for a common ancestor of than one species is concestor and there are only about 40 of them between us and the origin of life than three billion years ago The Cretaceous mammal I mentioned above which evolved into us and suirrels along with all the other rodents lagomorphs and primates is Concestor 10 according to this schemaI think there s a lot of traps you can fall into when you start thinking about evolution It s easy to feel instinctively that evolution is somehow teleological that it s been working towards if not us then at least creatures that are increasingly complex and increasingly intelligent But that of course is not the case Things survive that reproduce themselves well and there are plenty of single celled organisms still with us that have seen no need to get any complicated for millions of years Bacterial life is in fact astonishingly varied and rich whole phyla of creatures that branched off before multicellular life even came about indeed chemically speakingwe are similar to some bacteria than some bacteria are to other bacteriaJust think about that for a secondBefore Dawkins got distracted by religious idiocy he was well known as being one of the scientists most able to explain complicated ideas in a fresh and accessible way All his skills are on display in this work It s not just the zoology and the evolutionary biology where you d expect him to be strong there s also a fantastically lucid explanation of the biochemistry within a cell and even one of the best explanations of the physics of radioactivity that I ve come across He is calm and careful he repeats himself where necessary he shares several teacherly witticisms and he does all this without ever condescending to the reader He allows paragraphs of complex material to sit so that you can read and re read them a few times before he carries on Occasionally he cannot stop himself breaking out in exclamations of wonder or poetic meditation as when he discusses the fossilised footprints of three early hominids from some three and a half million years agoWho does not wonder what these individuals were to each other whether they held hands or even talked and what forgotten errand they shared in a Pliocene dawnHis enthusiasm is infectious The whole book is a fantastic exploration of this most beautiful piece of modern human understanding It s full of astonishing anecdotes and scientific details about the natural world but it also all ties together into a conception of life that s awe inspiring and moving than any supernatural system could ever be

free read Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Richard DawkinsThe Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution review ☆ 3 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 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 our lineage back through these various concestors Dawkins makes you realize just how uniue and amazing your own body is amazing in ways you probably always took for granted From the way we gestate to the fact that we have a spinal column to the way that our own cells even work It was never a guarantee that we would have ANY of these things It seriously makes you wonder how everything might have turned out had different evolutionary pressures been exerted millions or even billions of years ago For instance had a meteorite not wiped out the dinosaurs we would probably still be little than tiny rodents scavenging for scraps at night while the REAL rulers of the planet sleptDawkins touches on this latter aspect in the final chapter with a series of thought experiments about how things might go down if evolution were to rerun from the beginning Which aspects of life would be likely to sprout up again Which aspects were far fetched happy accidents Perhaps one of the most mind blowing statements Dawkins makes is in reference to eukaryotic cells which comprise every form of life on this planet except for bacteria The formation of these special and absolutely necessary cells was such a long shot evolutionarily speaking that Dawkins doubts it likely to have happened twice In fact he goes so far as to say he thinks that the formation of eukaryotic cells was probably MORE unfathomable than the initial spark of life itself Whoever said scientists strip all the magic and wonder out of the universe has obviously never read this bookDawkins prose as always is fresh illuminating and often humorous explaining heavy concepts so they make perfect sense to a layman Seriously if you re interested in this stuff at all add this one to the very top of your list

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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution review ☆ 3 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. 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 verbose and suffers the professor s conceit of assuming his readers are interested in his opinions on matters beyond his expertise which are infused with the type of absolutism he criticizes elsewhere in the book The poor strangely moralistic mathematics and tired political rants are best left for the faculty lounge or starry eyed students This is a good 600 page book that could be a great 300 page book with some vigorous editing

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