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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (udgave 2015)

af Bill Nye (Forfatter), Corey S. Powell (Redaktør)

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"Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works--and to change the world. It might also help you get a date on a Saturday night."… (mere)
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Titel:Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Forfattere:Bill Nye (Forfatter)
Andre forfattere:Corey S. Powell (Redaktør)
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2015), Edition: Reprint, 352 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Overall I think this book is readable on a basic level for most people. It uses technical terms but most of it isn't too difficult if you received an American public education. Where I think the book fails in readability is when it describes non-believers (in evolution) as what's stopping all scientific progress, and essentially implies they're ruining the world. I would hypothesize willful ignorance as seen in political and business leaders is a much great threat than the actual uneducated and religiously motivated ignorance of your average creationist. I bring this up because I think the tone of the book alienates the group that needs it most. What is the point of preaching to the choir to readers like myself, when you snidely dismiss the people who actually need what you're teaching? Why would they want to continue reading and learning when the first couple chapters treat them like they're the source of evil?

Overall the book is fairly approachable, if you're reading from the viewpoint of someone who believes in evolution and wants something a little more than the basics. The chapters are short, the points made are succinct. The humor and asides started to drag for me. It distracted from the topic at times.

I will say there are areas where I think the expertise lacked. The medical topics were so simplified and played as a joke as to be bordering on leading readers to inaccurate conclusions. I have a good enough knowledge of evolution, biology, physics, etc that I think I would catch dumbing down to the point of almost inaccuracy, so I think the rest is spared, but it did leave me wondering. Maybe I'm just a little too sensitized in my area of expertise and how often people get it wrong.

References are made to individuals and their scientific contributions throughout, so readers can do their own research on the people and topics (can't say the same of the last intelligent design book I read) but there is no list of references at the end of the book for follow-up reading which I think detracts from the scientific nature of the topic, but more importantly it doesn't supply readers with more reading. If you want people to learn, to question, and to grow, I think you need to create a leaping off point, not slap them in the face with the truth, tell them these are the facts, and think they'll take your word for it and be content despite possibly decades of church teachings.

A simple enough read for true believers. Enjoyable, but I was really looking for a book I could recommend to people asking to learn. This is not a welcoming enough book to meet that need. ( )
  lclclauren | Sep 12, 2020 |
Tt As always a highly informative and entertaining book by Bill Nye. ( )
  Arkrayder | Jun 18, 2020 |
Absolutely fantastic audio book narrated by the author himself, Bill Nye, the Science Guy, on evolution and evolutionary theory. Compellingly written and produced, the subject and possibilities make for fascinating listening. ( )
  phoenixcomet | Aug 6, 2019 |
I grew up very confused about religion and science. The church was teaching us God created Adam & Eve and that lead to us. School was teaching evolution and showing us proof of it with fossils, including dinosaurs. This lead me to think Adam & Eve and all the people around Jesus time were created then somehow destroyed and evolution restarted things, I thought this until I was 9. I think once you have a basic understanding of science (especially evolution) it puts major pressure on your religious beliefs. Science can explain things with proof, it doesn’t guarantee to be right but its making a guess at it using measurable and observable metrics, where as religion you are told just to have faith and not think too deeply about it. Luckily I didn’t learn much about creationism in school, at most it was a definition or a paragraph in my text books that was read and moved on from. Basically I don’t think this book is targeted to me, I already believed in evolution and took advance geology classes that explain some of the more complicated chapters of Undeniable, but I enjoyed the book non the less, it was a refresher for me.

I loved Bill Nye growing up and he writes about science beautifully, can really feel the passion and the way he explains things makes it very understandable. The shade he throws at creationism is hilarious. Undeniable makes me wish Bill Nye will write a text book for evolution, because it is a difficult concept to grasp, but he explains it so well. He explains the history, importance and the possible future of evolution throughout the book and calls out ignorance from religious leaders while doing so. Unfortunately I don’t think the people who need to read this book will because they are stuck in their way, but its great for people who like science or are just curious. If you were a fan of Bill Nye growing up you won’t be disappointed! ( )
  wellreadcatlady | Oct 4, 2018 |
It was very informative and funny at the same time. There are so many interesting facts that I had never heard before. There also were a lot of interesting philosophical questions he brought up, such as the issue with microbes being brought into outer space where there might be other life. And what would man microbes do to the alien life.

The one thing that bothered me was that the book was condescending towards creationists. I feel like there is a way to make your point without belittling people who disagree with you, even if you think your opponent is completely wrong. ( )
  KamGeb | Aug 27, 2018 |
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"Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works--and to change the world. It might also help you get a date on a Saturday night."

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