The Greatest Show on Earth

September 6, 2009

Two excerpts from Richard Dawkins' forthcoming book The Greatest Show on Earth are now available online: Richard Dawkins


Creationists, now they’re coming for your children


Richard Dawkins: the truth dogs reveal about evolution

Richard is quick to point out that

I hope I don't need to remind people that newspaper headlines are written by sub-editors, and the author never has any say over it. [From RichardDawkins.net ]

I wonder which will end up being the greatest show — the book itself, or the mischaracterizations, distortions, and demonization that are sure to follow. Still, Dawkins has come into the ring fighting:

You find your precious time continually preyed upon...by a baying pack of ignoramuses...

...Evolution is a fact, and [my] book will demonstrate it. No reputable scientist disputes it, and no unbiased reader will close the book doubting it.

[From Creationists, now they’re coming for your children - Times Online ]