Undeniable

Undeniable

Evolution and the Science of Creation

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Revealing the mechanics of evolutionary theory, the scientist, engineer, and inventor presents a compelling argument for the scientific unviability of creationism and insists that creationism's place in the science classroom is harmful to the future of the greater world.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250007131
1250007135
Branch Call Number: 576.8 NYE NVD
Characteristics: viii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Powell, Corey S. 1966-

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KavithaGourishetty
Aug 05, 2020

I started reading this book as it is written by the science icon, Bill Nye, and I had just seen the debate Nye had with creationist Ken Ham online. This book details aspects of nature through various theories and evidence. Since this book is originally a response to Nye’s debate, it talks about indisputability of evolution and refutes creationism scientifically while also explaining how ideas like creationism could be damaging to our future. Nye takes readers on a walk through the history of existence, finds our place in the universe, and explains the miracle that is us. Throughout the book, he grounds topics by showing how science is around and in us every day. Like other people who read this book, I thought it was quite long winded. Nye touches on many topics and isn’t repetitive, but sometimes the content is uninteresting as it is all elaborating one topic. I would recommend the audiobook to hear his expressions clearly.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 03, 2019

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation.”:
Undeniable, written by Bill Nye is about his debate with creationist Ken Ham. Bill Nye explains concepts such as evolution, GMOs, skin pigmentation and climate change so that even those with limited scientific knowledge can understand. One way he did this was by taking an idea and relating it to something everyone can understand. One time he does this is by using a bicycle and shopping cart as a way to explain evolution. He also addresses and invalidates the arguments that are portrayed by creationists, such as Ken Ham. For example he debunks the debate regarding The Second Law of Thermodynamics. In addition to explaining scientific concepts Bill Nye throws in a few puns and jokes which make the book much more enjoyable. If you have ever wondered how bees can possibly fly with such small wings and such big bodies I would highly recommend this book. For these reasons, I would give Undeniable four and a half out of five stars. @Nessie of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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csrestall
Aug 16, 2018

I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I did. Note: I did not have to be "convinced" I already believe that evolution is correct and accurate. This book was not an attack on religion at all. It was more of reasoning behind his debate with a creationist man. These are his arguments as to why Evolution is the correct science. He is not bashing Christians yet trying to elaborate on why the Christian viewpoint is incorrect. Now why I am only giving it a 2.5 is that it was very dry. The chapters were not able to hold my attention for long, the language was a bit dull and simplistic. I have read other science books before and found them engaging so I do not think it was the subject matter which was the problem. I also did not like how he constantly attacked his old boss in a joking manner of course, yet I found it repetitive and unnecessary. If you are interested in learning about Evolution, or understanding why creationism is not taught in schools this book is for you.

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motojeff
Sep 21, 2017

Don't read! No creditable evidence for evolution as the creation of our universe. If you want to read the truth, try reading "Undeniable" by Douglas Axe.

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darcyhudjik
Jun 13, 2017

A well-written account of a debate with creationist Ken Hamm.

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naturalist
Dec 06, 2016

Elicits my favourite reactionary tag yet: “unbelievebly stupid”
and,
as for Douglas Axe
http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2013/03/doug-axe-challenges-darwinian-evolution.html
and,
revealed at RationalWiki
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Douglas_Axe
and,
#8 in the Encyclopedia of American Loons
http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2010/05/8-douglas-axe.html

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Bucci4
Apr 12, 2016

I think this is a great book. Easy to understand and very captivating.

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TooManyBooks
Jan 07, 2016

Not especially well written. He does give an interesting description of deep time involving a map of the continental US showing a path beginning in San Diego and ending in Boston. The beginning point represents the age of earth, 4.5 billion years ago, and the shore near Boston represents the sum of human history on earth. He also gives a lot of examples of the variety of species that have come and gone throughout time.

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CMcC
Oct 30, 2015

Unconvinced. Bill Nye presents his argument in his easy style aimed at the grade 7 or 8 student. This means that it is important to not muddy the discussion with possible alternative ideas. Just make your statements as though everyone knows they are the latest in truth. There is much discussion about change within species but he never gets to species making significant new creatures. The world is full of wonderful creatures which have no obvious evolutionary forebearers. He does not acknowledge any difficulties explaining these at all. Lots of bold statements about the history of nature and some snide remarks about "science deniers", lots of guessing how things might have come to be but very little real details about any well established facts of evolution. Mostly bluster, I think. Not one of the Science Guy's better books. He is better at describing the science of everyday things.

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EveDallasNYPSD2058
Sep 29, 2015

I <3 The Science Guy!!!

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csrestall
Aug 16, 2018

Bill Nye uses this novel to explain why Evolution is correct and accurate. Each chapter is devoted to a topic. They range from skin colour in evolution to geology and evolution, dinosaurs, Darwin, the age of the earth etc. All culminating on the idea that Evolution is correct.

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