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The Magic of Reality - How We Know What's Really True-logo

The Magic of Reality - How We Know What's Really True

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature's most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day? The myths that address these questions are beautiful, but in every case their beauty is exceeded by the scientific truth. With characteristic clarity and verve, Dawkins answers these big questions. Looking first at some of the myths that arose to answer the question, he then, dazzles us with the facts. He looks at the building blocks of matter, the first humans, the sun-explaining the life and death of stars; why there's a night and a day-ranging from our solar system to the inner workings of our planet; what a rainbow really is-going from the rainbow in your backyard to the age of the universe; and finally, he poses a question that still baffles scientists: When did everything begin?

Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature's most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day? The myths that address these questions are beautiful, but in every case their beauty is exceeded by the scientific truth. With characteristic clarity and verve, Dawkins answers these big questions. Looking first at some of the myths that arose to answer the question, he then, dazzles us with the facts. He looks at the building blocks of matter, the first humans, the sun-explaining the life and death of stars; why there's a night and a day-ranging from our solar system to the inner workings of our planet; what a rainbow really is-going from the rainbow in your backyard to the age of the universe; and finally, he poses a question that still baffles scientists: When did everything begin?
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Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature's most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day? The myths that address these questions are beautiful, but in every case their beauty is exceeded by the scientific truth. With characteristic clarity and verve, Dawkins answers these big questions. Looking first at some of the myths that arose to answer the question, he then, dazzles us with the facts. He looks at the building blocks of matter, the first humans, the sun-explaining the life and death of stars; why there's a night and a day-ranging from our solar system to the inner workings of our planet; what a rainbow really is-going from the rainbow in your backyard to the age of the universe; and finally, he poses a question that still baffles scientists: When did everything begin?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lalla Ward

Length:

6h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:51


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

18:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:02