Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“The Science Guy”
“Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye’s campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. In this book, he expands the points he has made, and claims that this debate is not so much about religion versus science, as about the nature of science itself. With infectious enthusiasm, he reveals the mechanics of evolutionary theory, explains how it is rooted in the testable and verifiable scientific method, and why it is therefore a sound explanation of our beginning. He argues passionately that to continue to assert otherwise, to continue to insist that creationism has a place in the science classroom is harmful not only to our children, but to the future of the greater world as well.“ -Goodreads
This has to be one of the most interesting non-fictions I’ve read to date. Bill Nye, which I can’t say without tacking on “The Science Guy” is a scientist I learned from as a child, through his television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He was very thorough and persuasive when I was a child, and he is thorough in his explanations throughout this book as well. Nye is great at, essentially, dumbing down the material for the layman. While I understand quite a bit of science-y stuff, I am definitely not a scientist, and the explanations and facts given through the book were very fascinating. He breaks down his argument for evolution in chapters that range from deep ocean animals, mass extinctions, viruses, and the universe. He shows you on both the micro and macro scale that there is evidence of evolution. I completely recommend this book. It took me quite a while to read because it’s non-fiction, but it is intriguings. Now I’m excited to read Bill Nye’s book on climate change.