The Blind Watchmaker


Richard Dawkins


Popular science - evolutionary biology

Dawkins' third book. 318 pages.

First read (December 2010 - February 2011)Edit

11 02 06 The Blind Watchmaker

Day after finishing - Feb 6th '11.


Bought it in mid-September 2010, started reading on December 3rd 2010, after finishing The Time Machine and whilst reading Guns, Germs, and Steel. Put it on hold for a bit while I finished off Guns, Germs, and Steel, and carried on reading it again afterwards.

Found it a bit dull to start with, wasn't sure what the point of it was - an entire book about the fact that complexity can emerge in theory? I knew that...

Finished it on the 5th of February 2011, having read it at work and on buses mostly. Wasn't greatly inspired, but it was a good enough book, certainly did a good job of explaining evolution and the power of natural selection. I just know it all already :P

Rating and awardsEdit


Reading RecordEdit

Previous book: H. G. Wells, The Time Machine

Simultaneous books: Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel

Next book: Karen Armstrong, A History of God (first attempt)

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