• by Bill Nye
  • Narrated by Bill Nye
  • 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. In this book, he expands the points he has made, and claims that this debate is not so much about religion versus science, as about the nature of science itself.
With infectious enthusiasm, he reveals the mechanics of evolutionary theory, explains how it is rooted in the testable and verifiable scientific method, and why it is therefore a sound explanation of our beginning. He argues passionately that to continue to assert otherwise, to continue to insist that creationism has a place in the science classroom is harmful not only to our children, but to the future of the greater world as well.


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Customer Reviews

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Leasurly read for those who don't want equations

I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy. It was the best thing when my science teacher would pull the large CRT TV in front of the classroom and put in a Bill Nye VHS. I silently cheered "Bill! Bill! Bill!" along with the theme song of the show. It was great. That being said, I am not sure what I expected from this book, but, it's Bill Nye! So I spent my Audible credit on it. I do have to say, the beginning of this book was a slow start and seemed like it wasn't addressed to the audience but to a very specific crowd of Christians who thoroughly and unquestionably believe the Earth is only 6000 years old (is this crowd of people going to read a book about evolution?). As I am not a part of that crowd, I was beginning to think that there will be nothing for me on this book. I was wrong. There was. My science fiction and science fact spirit is happy. Bill talks about evolution, skin color, reproduction traits, astro biology, and space travel. I'm giving this book four stars instead of five because of the beginning of the book.
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- StefP

I am an Orthodox Christian

What does Bill Nye bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is an amazing narrator!

Any additional comments?

I am an Orthodox Christian and I am always curious to see what the other side thinks about my faith. Obviously, the author mostly speaks to Protestants when he is making fun of religion. Orthodox Christianity admits the view of "directed evolution": the evolution "directed" by the God. From that perspective, nothing Bill Nye says in the book can shaken my faith. The book itself is a fascinating listen: I learned about many curious things about evolution and archeological discoveries.

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- Konstantin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2014
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio