Darwin's Dangerous Idea

  • by Daniel C. Dennett
  • Narrated by Kevin Stillwell
  • 27 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet", focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.
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Coherent and engaging

Dennett's dialogue remains coherent and engaging when spoken, thanks to excellent structure and generous inclusion of allegory. Stillwell's narrative tone is spot on.

Occasional technical details might be difficult to follow if the listener is not familiar with the vocabulary of biology, but this should not prevent fluent comprehension of the work. The commentary on Gould is a dreary incongruity in an otherwise delightful exposition of Neo-Darwinism.
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- Colin Jaquiery


hard work but only there is so much incredible content. dennett has hit the nail on the head
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- Marek

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios