Great Stuff If You Have A Mind
Having read some other reviews, I would say that there are those who fear the truth of science so badly that they debunk it only to honor their time-established mythologies. But that same science is wonderful when its spin-offs make life easier or it develops medicines that prolong their lives. I would add that if they want to be taken half seriously, they should use proper diction and spell words correctly. As to other comments, yes, if you want in-depth forays into the topics Bill covers, you should read several books devoted to the topics at hand, but it you want to read a reasoned, balanced explanation why science—now threatened by a bunch of deniers and conspiracy junkies—is important to both the preservation of our society and to the future of our world, this is a worthwhile read.
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I'm with everyone else. I would love to hear Bill nye narrate this book. Otherwise great book. It does a great job explaining where and what we came from and how we know it. Please please read this book and never ever stop exploring.
Some parts of this book gave me goosebumps. It's amazing to think about how we got here and the process of evolution. Bill Nye explains these concepts in a simple manner and provides illustrative examples. 5 stars.
Classic Easy-to-Understand Bill Nye!
This book delivers on its promise: evolution is undeniable. It proves such by detailing every angle that evolution takes in the wonder that is life on this planet. Bill Nye writes with his amazing talent of making knowledge perfectly digestable to the lay person.
A light in the dark
I love reading books like this. They offer scientific fact to dispel all the very old myths about the universe. A long time ago, when man couldn't answer questions, he made up answers based on supernatural phenomenon. But for a long time now, man has been discovering the truths of the universe and men like Bill Nye bring it to the masses. Science is truth. And it is always necessary to bring this truth to people, to dispel the myths and ridiculous ideas religion has dragged throughout the ages. Thank you, Mr. Nye for continuing to inform people of the universe, to someday lay to rest all the old and fallacious ideas of creationism. Time for those ideas to be layed to rest.
I am a big fan of Bill Nye and I love listening to him on Star Talk when he is a guest. I was also very impressed at his debate with Ken Hamm. I grew up watching his science show and whenever he has something to say, I shut up and listen.
This book, however, I do not believe was a good move on his part. Yes he does make some good points, but most of it is written in a way that doesn't do it for me. It feels rushed, like he just went on a rant one weekend and came up with enough words for a book. It doesn't read like a well thought out and informative book. I am already a believer in evolution and I am not finding anything new in this book that comes as a real shocker.
Furthermore as a former Christian, the audience he is trying to reach in this book probably just scoffed and put it down. Yes it would talk some sense into them, but their minds were made up long ago. I feel like the book doesn't speak to this group, and it is falling on deaf ears.
If this book were aired as a TV special or something it would be much more effective in my opinion. Instead we have a book that feels quickly written to put a group of people in their place, except those people aren't listening.
A beautifully written, insightful, plain spoken guide to the majestic history of all living things. Well done Mr. Nye! I truly enjoyed and learned from this book.
A breath of fresh air!
By Mr. Science Fan
Mr. Nye writes as he speaks, passionately! This book will open your mind to the world around you (if it is not already)
Bill Nye pulled this book off beautifully. I've gave your book to a friend that was highly religious and your book changed his world and the way he thinks about it. We must never denounce proven fact and science.