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 are represented as fossils an… more »
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 creationists. Genesis has th… more »
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 chemicals". Not part of the… more »
"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 regardless of 'membership in the club',… more »
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 it, because I thought I might… more »
Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension, is a bit of a weird book.
Much of the book is essentially a diet plan, believe it or not. Take the Atkins diet, remove red meat and add alkalinized water, your least favourite vegetables in… more »
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 c… more »
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 a… more »
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 ex… more »
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 b… more »
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 on… more »
I think it's a sign of the times that the number of books professing frustration with religion are on the rise.
In Dawkin's case, the times are ripe for a book like this. As an evolutionary theory promoter, he has witnessed galling inroads of attempts… more »
My old high school friend, Menwin, and I chatted about string theory around 1990. He'd done quite a lot of reading on it, and was powerfully intrigued. So was I, but I didn't get a lot of the promise of it. I presumed that the standard model would come o… more »
This is a very entertaining, easy-to-digest (don't eat it) book all about, as the subtitle of the book says, "The Curious World of Probabilities".
The reading is brisk, and he goes over a number of pretty practical subjects. The Law of Large Numbers f… more »
Full title: Quantum Reality | Beyond the New Physics
This is a pretty appealing book about the mysteries of quantum physics. If you know a little math (no calculus required) and perhaps the way sound waves work, this is a great introduction to what qu… more »