Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design by Michael Shermer


Does exactly what it says on the tin. A whistle stop tour of the main points regarding the intelligent design/creationism movement.

We get explanations of the common misconceptions/lies about evolution. A discussion of the motives behind peoples denial of a major branch of modern science and a cogent case for why creationism is bad religion anyway.

Quick and easy to read. A great introduction for the topic or a quick summary of the overall situation for those wanting a rational and evidence based approached to it.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

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