The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True – Richard Dawkins
Magic has many forms. Our ancestors made use of supernatural magic to explain the ways of the world before they developed different scientific methods to do so. For instance, the ancient Egyptians believed nighttime came about because goddess Nut swallowed the sun, the Vikings believed rainbows served as bridges between heaven and earth and the Japanese believed earthquakes took place whenever a gigantic catfish that carried the world on its back flipped its tail. Undoubtedly, these count as magical, extraordinary tales. However, there is another magic that lies in discovering the real answers to these questions – it is called the magic of reality – science.
Packed with dazzling illustrations, experiments, and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explores a striking wide range of natural phenomena. What are things made of? What is the universe’s age? Why do continents look like pieces of a puzzle? What are tsunamis? Why are there so many plants and animals? Who was the first human? This graphic detective tale by Richard Dawkins mines all the sciences for its clues and primes its readers to think like scientists.
Dawkins is one of the most famous evolutionary biologists in the world and he has dedicated his life to explaining the wonders of science to adult readers. In The Magic of Reality, Dawkins teams up with world-renowned artist Dave McKean to share with readers of all ages, the magic of science. Most readers refer to this book as a treasure trove so look into this illustrated guide if you wish to unravel the many secrets of the world as well as the universe beyond.
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I'm usually on the fence about his writing but for some reason, I am always intrigued enough to make the purchase and give it a read. Sometimes I will agree with parts of it while other times, I will just have to stop reading altogether.
I don't think we will ever know what it really true. With all of the deception going on in the world and people trying to get over on each other, the real truth may never be found.