Simply Darwin

  • by Michael Ruse
  • Narrated by Hugh Holman
  • 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Simply Darwin tells the story of Charles Robert Darwin (1809 - 1882) and his theory of evolution through natural selection. On one level, the book portrays a dedicated scientist who, through careful observation and brilliant insight, became convinced that organisms were the end product of a long, slow, and natural process of development. On another level, it is an account of a cataclysmic change in our ideas about ourselves - a conceptual upheaval that continues to generate aftershocks - and heated debates - to this day.
In Simply Darwin, author Michael Ruse puts Darwin and his ideas in their proper context, clearly showing that, while the father of evolutionary biology was a true trailblazer, he was no rebel. He was simply following an evidentiary trail that led to an inevitable conclusion about the origin of species and natural selection. Eventually, as Darwin and his fellow scientists began to apply his ideas to humans, long-held notions about the nature and origins of religion, morality, race, sexuality, and much more, were called into question. Then, as now, some of us embraced these provocative ideas, while others reacted with horror and disbelief.

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A very interesting listen

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

This is a very good book, it is full of interesting facts about this exceptional scientist and the effect that he had, and continues to have, on the understanding of the world we live in.

It was well read and I would be happy to listen to this narrator on a different book.

As it was so full of facts and little stories, I think that this will be a book which I will listen to again
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- Tim Dearing

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-10-2016
  • Publisher: Simply Charly