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Il cappellano del diavolo (2003)

di Richard Dawkins

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A reviewer wrote of The Selfish Gene that it was 'rich with metaphor, passionate arguments, wry humour, colourful examples and unexpected connections'. This intriguing selection of Richard Dawkins large output of articles, lectures, individual chapters and reviews demonstrates the breadth of his interests, the sheer quality of his writing and the challenging nature of his trenchantly held views. Whether writing on the many aspects of evolution or on science in general - the importance of science, the poetry of science, the fact that science is inspiring (or ought to be) - he is often provocative, sometimes outrageous, never less than highly influential.… (altro)
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A collection of essays, some quite short. Individual reviews:

1.1 A Devil's Chaplain
The basic message of this essay is that you should be tough, face the fact of evolution, and then act correctly. No need to say: I must act according to the dictates of evolution, and no need to say that evolution is cruel, so I need to not believe in it. Obvious, but well said.

1.2 What is True?
A diatribe against post-modernism. I agree entirely. What's sad is that the essay was written in the year 2000, and the situation has only gotten worse since then. Some good references, though.

5. "Even the ranks of Tuscany"
Reviews of some books by Stephen J. Gould. The intro discusses their mutual respect and their disagreements.
5.1 Rejoicing in Multifarious Nature: Review of "Ever Since Darwin" by S. J. Gould
Generally approving, but challenges Gould on his rejection of genetic selection. Not surprising, since Dawkins had written or was about to write "The Selfish Gene", his first bestseller.
  themulhern | Sep 11, 2020 |
Classic Dawkins and as such, a bit redundant, but never an easy read. Stick with it. ( )
  Sandydog1 | May 13, 2020 |
About the author: quoting from the book's back cover, "Richard Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He has written many highly acclaimed books, including, 'Unweaving the Rainbow', 'The Blind Watchmaker' and 'The Ancestor's Tale.'" About the book: quoting from the book's back cover, "The first collection of essays from renowned scientist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins is an enthusiastic declaration, a testament to the power of rigorous scientific examination to reveal the wonders of the world. In these essays Dawkins revisits the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work 'The Selfish Gene.' Here also are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, author of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'; correspondence with the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, and visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey at their African wildlife preserve. The collection ends with a vivid note to Dawkins's ten-year-old daughter, reminding her to remain curious, to ask questions, and to live the examined life."
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  uufnn | Jun 24, 2017 |
Richard Dawkins more often than not is labeled arrogant, whther in print, in lecture or in person. Having read, listened and talked to Dawkins, I would be hard pressed to argue the contrary. Nevertheless, I still like him and what he has to say, even if I don't understand everything.

The Devil’s Chaplain is a collection of essays published in 2003, that according to the backleaf of the paperback, is “an enthusiastic declaration, a testament to the powers of rigorous scientific examination to reveal the wonders of the world.” Well, I think it is a wonderful collection ranging from the pedantic to the candid, from righteous to humble (if you look close, you’ll see this). He can be wittily entertaining and maddeningly academic, but never boring. And he doesn’t pull punches (no expects that anyway).

Dawkins grouped his essays into six (actually seven) sections and provides a foreword to each, explaining his choices for inclusion.

In “Science and Sensibility” he talks about Darwin (of course). He examines the relativity of truth as related to perspective, with science as the only real truth. He looks at the human ape family tree, ethics in genetic studies, relates his experiences as a jury member (prompting me to rethink the jury concept). Two of my favorite essays in this section look at quackery of new age crystal proponents and a brilliant review of “Intellectual Impostures” by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont (published in the US as “Fashionable Nonsense”)offering Dawkins’ Law of Conservation of Difficulty and a web link to a hilarious site: The Postmodernism Generator (http://www.elsewhere.org/cgi-bin/postmodern/” that “will spontaneously generate for you, using faultless grammatical principles, a spanking new postmodern discourse, never before seen.”

In “Light Will Be Thrown”, the chapters look at Darwinism’s effect outside biology and Darwinism as a universal truth. He also relates with palpable distaste his experience with the “murky underworld of creationist propaganda.” Within that chapter is a fascinating look at information transfer, one of the best, if dry, reads in the book.

In “The Infected Mind”, Dawkins concentrates all barrels on religion. He revisits memes and his view of religions as viruses of the mind. He dismisses claims of the convergence of science and religion, and does a number on the tendency to afford religious spokesmen a “privileged platform”, such as including their opinions in scientific discussions where they have no place.

“They Told Me, Heraclitus” is a collection of tributes and eulogies to Douglas Adams, W.D. Hamilton and John Diamond, the last exposing some of the snake oil masquerading as “alternative medicine.”

“Even the Ranks of Tuscany” blows the lid off the exaggerated conflict between Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould. Dawkins freely admits he was neither close friends with Gould nor in agreement on their respective views of evolution, but he was highly respectful of Gould’s scientific approach and laudatory of Gould’s writing. The chapter contains some reviews of Gould’s books, both favorable and unfavorable, and concludes with a sad recounting of a final collaborative effort against the intelligent design movement that was cut short before publication by Gould’s death.

After a chapter on Africa, he concludes with a moving letter to his (then) ten year old daughter entitled "Good and Bad Reasons for Believing" ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
Meh. It's a useful read, and I did fine it useful at the time I read it. He's better when he sticks to evolutionary science. ( )
  Michael_Rose | Jan 10, 2016 |
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