The Blind Watchmaker

his tales from nineteenth century theology interspersed with recent experiments needing superglue to stick false tails on Kenyan widow birds to assess their mating potential! The Blind Watchmaker' is about evolution-^ specifically, the power of processes of cumulative seleC' tion to develop biological systems of amazing complex ity. It is a tightly argued exposition which sets out to defend the much misunderstood theory of Charles Dar' win. It is leavened with a wide variety of example ranging from echolocation systems in bats to the embryology of the human eye and the replication 0 DNA. Initial evolutionary changes are illustrated by