Is the Watchmaker Blind? – Part I

Richard Dawkins, The Blind WatchmakerRichard Dawkins wrote The Blind Watchmaker to provide a “non-miraculous account of the existence of complex adaptations.”1  The Economist magazine says it is “as readable and vigorous a defense of Darwinism as has been published since 1859.”  Logic & Light has addressed the theory of evolution before, but it makes sense for us to review and critique this book to ensure both sides of the debate are adequately considered.

We will do so in a two-part series.  This first section will address the high-level arguments Dawkins makes and the problems with them.  The second article will go into some of Dawkins more specific claims. Continue reading