Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
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The New York Times best seller by
the host of Bill Nye the Science Guy,
with a brand new chapter for the paperback edition!
"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found."-Bill Nye
Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth.
With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works-and to change the world. It might also help you get a date on a Saturday night.
investigators were able to reconstruct the sizes and shapes of ancient creatures. They realized that they were looking at animals that swam in weird ways, walked in weird ways, and captured prey in ways that many never thought possible. What animal do you know that has five eyes, for example—two pair and one in the middle—as Opabinia once did? His and her brains would have to process images in some way that we even-count-eyed folk can’t quite imagine. How about an animal so confusing to the
dinosaurs were able to generate their own heat, just like us. How about that? Instead of slow-moving, sun-basking snakelike animals, they were quick like a hummingbird or a hawk. The scary-fast dinosaurs of the Jurassic Park movies were inspired by these fossil discoveries. And the science keeps getting richer. Some of the newest studies suggest the dinosaurs were not entirely warm-blooded but weren’t cold-blooded either. They may have been something in between: Half-warm blooded, which (like
discussion. Wait, hear me out. He doesn’t have superpowers. He’s just a brilliant man and a superb athlete, who never loses his cool, and is astonishingly wealthy. Oh man, I want to be that guy! But even Batman is replete with human features that a thoughtful designer—an intelligent designer, in the term favored by some creationists—would improve. One of the most obvious human design puzzles is that our waste disposal plumbing is immediately adjacent to our reproductive and pleasure producing
a great deal about those heydays, but he could not remember whether or not he had had lunch, let alone what he had had for lunch. It’s heartbreaking. At the Planetary Society we honor him by naming our collection of pictures and videos the Bruce Murray Space Image Library. His loss of memory is evidence of the chemical construction of our evolutionarily built, good-enough brains. Despite many human beliefs about an afterlife, it sure seems as though these remarkable people did not have their
causing them to starve to death. Everyone you’ve ever met has probably eaten food that carries this gene, a gene previously restricted to the bacterial world. About 90 percent of the corn and 93 percent of the soybeans now consumed in the United States are a product of genetic engineering; about 70 percent of processed food includes GMO ingredients. Researchers have been able to produce varieties of soybeans, canola beans, and corn that make the plants able to thrive even in the presence of the