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that... Is "the desire to analyse the workings of the world through examining its smallest components is merely to make a ‘dull catalogue of common things’" Richard Dawkins's belief or the view of Romantic poetry? I think it should be Dawkins's. In his book Unweaving the Rainbow, Richard Dawkins challenges the view expressed in Romantic poetry that the desire to analyse the workings of the world through examining its smallest components is merely to make a ‘dull catalogue of common things’.1 On the contrary, he says, ‘The wonder of the universe and our place in it is revealed through science in ways otherwise impossible to appreciate or imagine.’sorry, I think it is the view of Romantic poetry! Am I right?oh now that I read the paragraph again I more and more ensure that the whole sentence is Dawkins's belief. I think it means: In his book Unweaving the Rainbow, Richard Dawkins challenges the view expressed in Romantic poetry and believes that the desire to analyse the workings of the world through examining its smallest components is merely to make a dull catalogue of common things.
Jul 6, 2015 4:27 AM
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Richard Dawkins' book contains his own views. They are his views on the attitude apparently taken by Romantic poetry towards science.
July 6, 2015
sorry, I think it is the view of Romantic poetry! Am I right?
July 6, 2015
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