This is another book by Richard Dawkins that is full of illustrations and pictures about how we know what’s really true. It is a book that will be appealing to the scientist, philosopher, psychologist, and any thinker who wants to know about the truth.
Magic can take many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the god’s bridge to earth. The Japanese used to explain earthquakes by conjuring a gigantic catfish that carried the world on its back. These are all magical tales. But there is another kind of magic and that is the magic of reality–science.
This book is packed with clever thought experiments that will take the reader’s breath away. It will also inspire and teach the reader many different aspects of the universe and the world.
I loved the book from beginning to end.
Irene S. Roth