Friday, November 14, 2014
1) Nye, Bill. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. 2014. St. Martin's Press. Hardbound: 309 pages. Price: $25.99 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: 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.
RECOMMENDATION: A readable introduction to the subject by someone taking heat for being on the front lines of this controversy.