Friday, April 3, 2015

Seth's review of Undeniable by Bill Nye

"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found."—Bill Nye
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.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).

Seth's Thoughts:
Consider the following. I can’t help but repeat that phrase. I grew up watching the Bill Nye the Science Guy shows and absolutely loved them. I couldn’t help but snatch up this book as soon as I heard that a copy was available. I was not disappointed in the least by them. In it, he gives  a blow by blow on why evolution is a much sounder theory than the theory of creationism. He doesn’t posit that it’s better, he just gives proof, after proof, after proof as to why it is what it is.

I read this book in between my college courses, when I was eating, and whenever I could find a spare moment. I’m not entirely certain how long it took me to read, but I do know that it will be on my to read when I’m bored list in the future quite often. His demeanor from the show carries over almost flawlessly. He doesn’t condescend, instead he explains the science in a way that I’m sure my neighbor would have found easy to understand. Which to be honest is quite a feat unto itself.  This book will fit in on my non-fiction best reads shelf quite nicely.

Seth gives Undeniable: 5/5.

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I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Neither Seth nor I were compensated in any way for this review.

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