Rating books is like valuing art time which the work had been created plays the most considered part , then the influence which the book makes in our time , from this point of view The Origin of Species deserve 5 stars worthily
I have kind of “ spiritual “ connection with this book , reading it in its original language was a dream to me ( in my view Science like Poetry should be read in its original language to be well understood) , I have read about 7 books for professor Dawkins (including The Selfish Gene & The Blind Watch Maker ) and tow Biographical works about Darwin in preparing for this book , I thought that Evolution is something difficult to comprehend
According to my reading I saw that [b:The Origin of Species|22463|The Origin of Species|Charles Darwin|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1298417570s/22463.jpg|481941] does not really explains the origin of species , it explains the origin of varieties and describes them , I don`t really blame Darwin`s contemporary for not believing in his theory , due to the lack of fossils which reveal the intermediate species , but now after [b:The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection: A Complete Variorum Edition|255217|The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection A Complete Variorum Edition|Ronald A. Fisher|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348189907s/255217.jpg|247344] and [b:The Selfish Gene|61535|The Selfish Gene|Richard Dawkins|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1366758096s/61535.jpg|1746717] would be no excuse at all .
The book is directed to common readers and written in a popular way to remove the fear of such an Idea which thought to “ insult “ human kind
Creationist will read it with one eye closed for fear that they will change their minds , that why Darwin looks moderate and non-extremist in his words , using words like ( as I believe , as I think , as it seems to me ) serve very much in this case , except his most celebrated quote “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case.”
For he who read this book and feel insulted about his descended , should read something cosmology to know that “We're made of star-stuff “ It will make some balance ^_^
We civilized humans have forgotten that we are “ Organic Beings “ in the first place we are related to other organic beings in a terrestrial natural place and “ there is no there there “
Organic beings cannot be understood individually and separated in its construction from geological events and and external conditions , with regarding to the matter of time , simply this is Evolution