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02/06/10

  02:37:11 pm, by Nimble   , 1668 words  
Categories: Reviews, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part V

[Other parts of the review] No book by a creationist would be complete without an obligatory reference to Michael Denton's infamous book, Evolution, a Theory in Crisis: Michael Denton points out that 97.7 percent of living orders of land vertebrates… more »

10/02/09

  01:28:41 am, by Nimble   , 1430 words  
Categories: Books, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part IV

[Other parts of the review] Sarfati spends quite some time on transitional fossils. It is in fact one of the main rallying cries of creationism that there are no transitional fossils. It is not difficult to see why this would be a sticking point with… more »

08/08/09

  07:49:38 pm, by Nimble   , 1280 words  
Categories: Books, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part III

[Other parts of the review] We continue on with "Contrasting the Models". Now, he starts off with a reasonable diagram of the evolutionary picture as a "tree", though he can't help but interject that the common ancestor "itself evolved from non-living… more »

07/25/09

  01:11:18 am, by Nimble   , 1290 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part II

[Other parts of the review] "The Basis of Modern Science" aims initially to show that a whole pile of very useful scientists were creationists. The list is a little laughable in that many of the members listed predate even Darwin's birth, but… more »

06/18/09

  10:25:55 pm, by Nimble   , 1469 words  
Categories: Books, Religion, Science

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, Part I

[Other parts of the review] I picked up this book at a charity book sale for the SPCA out in Cochrane. It is morbidly fascinating to see books that purport to take down an entire scientific edifice. I took a pencil with me when I first started reading… more »

05/27/08

  12:46:19 am, by Nimble   , 1247 words  
Categories: Distractions, Gardening, Gardening

Plant-Crazy

Our new place has a much bigger garden than our previous townhouse. It did not sink in how much more so until we brought some of our precious plants from the townhouse to the new garden. The chunk of garden at the top of the yard held what was already… more »

02/10/08

  05:39:59 pm, by Nimble   , 390 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

Fantastic Voyage : Kurzweil and Grossman

Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension, is a bit of a weird book. more »

11/29/07

  11:45:54 pm, by Nimble   , 277 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Languages

I Like Hugo's "In Three Months" Series

When I was at my sister's wedding in the UK, my relatives offered to look after our baby for a few minutes while we rampaged through one of Rochester's used bookshops, "Baggins". It was far too big for a decent perusal of any sort, but before I left… more »

05/05/07

  01:03:58 pm, by Nimble   , 1594 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Politics, Religion

The Great Theft : Khaled Abou El Fadl

The tagline for the book, "Wrestling Islam from the Extremists", caught my eye, as did a quick flip through the book. We don't tend to hear a lot from moderate Muslims in the public square here, so there are a lot of questions that run through our… more »

04/01/07

  11:37:07 am, by Nimble   , 571 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Religion, Science

The Counter-Creationism Handbook : Mark Isaak

I was moved to pick this up when I saw a book-signing in the front of the bookstore I was walking into, and got close enough to realize they were peddling mystical garbage. I ended up in the science section just to shake off the willies from such close… more »

03/18/07

  06:00:28 am, by Nimble   , 2012 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

An Introduction to Genetic Engineering : Desmond S. T. Nicholl

This was a pretty interesting book. Note, though, that it is in no way an introduction to biology at all. As a matter of fact, if you don't have at least the highest level of high school biology or equivalent hobbyist reading under your belt, you might… more »

01/02/07

  07:43:53 pm, by Nimble   , 1195 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

A Different Approach to Cosmology : Hoyle, Burbridge and Narlikar - Part 1

There's a lot to this book, so I'm simply going to have to split the review of the book into a few pieces. There are a few main themes to this book: to provide some recent history of cosmology, to give some interesting astronomical observations, to… more »

12/19/06

  10:52:37 pm, by Nimble   , 1141 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

The Long Tomorrow : Michael R. Rose

The full subtitle: "How Advances in Evolutionary Biology Can Help Us Postpone Aging". This was a good book, although almost too simple in spots. Since aging is a topic I follow (and, apparently unusually, since I was fairly young), the impact of the… more »

11/26/06

  05:06:28 am, by Nimble   , 2998 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

Universe in a Nutshell : Stephen Hawking

I must admit, that apart from the pretty pictures, light humour and some interesting background on Einstein, I was pretty disappointed in this book. It starts out well, but holes appear in it later, not just the black kind, and a lot of space is spent… more »

11/03/06

  12:49:01 am, by Nimble   , 608 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Programming

Peopleware - Productive Projects and Teams : DeMarco & Lister

This is an interesting paperback concerning itself with how companies are run where the business is development, like code, as opposed to production, like cheeseburgers. In particular, there is a focus on what sort of management mismatches and business… more »

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