Monday, April 3, 2017
Undeniable by Bill Nye - Book Report #176
This was a wonderful treat.
It was read by Bill Nye himself, who has a terrific voice and was able to inflect a lot of humour.
The book is directed straight at the creationists of the world. It debunks and exposes all the faults in their beliefs.
Nye is never afraid to stand toe-to-toe with them and tell them, straight out, they are wrong.
Science baby! The scientific method. This is the route to true knowledge.
What I found endearing was how he was able poke creationists in the eye instead of simply punching them in the jaw.
The book borrows heavily from his 2014 debate with Ken Ham at the Creation Museum. He also follows Charles Darwin's On the Origins of Species throughout.
I was cheering him along all the way through. It was refreshing to hear somebody simply say, "You are wrong, sir."
Point by point Nye was able to pull apart every belief brought forward by creationists and exposed them for the fiction it is.
Obviously I am not a creationist so the book spoke directly to my own beliefs.
At no time did I feel Nye was disrespectful to these folks but he wasn't afraid to point out where their beliefs depart from the scientific evidence.
The debate itself can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI
Bill Nye's website is here - http://billnye.com/#home