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Unintelligent Design

Robyn Williams

Unintelligent Design

Robyn Williams

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Intelligent Design has found its way into the headlines, has been spruiked in the Parliament and is now trying to slink into our schools. So where did this wilfully ignorant sibling of creationism and its anti-scientific arguments spring from? And why is it refusing to go away? Using all the richness of the scientific and natural worlds, Robyn Williams takes on the stalking monster in a short, wicked and witty debunk of ID. Why make the earth, the solar system, our galaxy and all the rest, he asks, when the Garden of Eden was all that was needed? And then there's lifespan. During long periods of human history, the life expectancy of men was a mere 22 years and children were lucky to toddle, let alone grow up. Why the waste? And shouldn't we sue God for sinus blockages, hernias, appendix flare-ups and piles, not to mention bad backs? This is a book to infuriate the forces of darkness, and anger and amuse the rest of us.

- Publisher Providing a humorous argument against creationism, this witty book debunks popular theories of intelligent design while showing how science can explain nearly everything, including sinus pain, hedonism, hernias, and morality. This critique of conservatism is supported by concrete scientific evidence and uses clever syllogisms to ask "Why make the earth, the solar system, our galaxy", "and all the rest when the Garden of Eden was all that was wanted? "and "If man is made in God's image, does God ever get a back ache? "Contending that intelligent design is a political movement that limits intellectual freedom, this book will fuel the current debate among fundamentalists, scientists, politicians, and the rest.

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About "Unintelligent Design"

Intelligent Design has found its way into the headlines, has been spruiked in the Parliament and is now trying to slink into our schools. So where did this wilfully ignorant sibling of creationism and its anti-scientific arguments spring from? And why is it refusing to go away? Using all the richness of the scientific and natural worlds, Robyn Williams takes on the stalking monster in a short, wicked and witty debunk of ID. Why make the earth, the solar system, our galaxy and all the rest, he asks, when the Garden of Eden was all that was needed? And then there's lifespan. During long periods of human history, the life expectancy of men was a mere 22 years and children were lucky to toddle, let alone grow up. Why the waste? And shouldn't we sue God for sinus blockages, hernias, appendix flare-ups and piles, not to mention bad backs? This is a book to infuriate the forces of darkness, and anger and amuse the rest of us.
- Publisher

Providing a humorous argument against creationism, this witty book debunks popular theories of intelligent design while showing how science can explain nearly everything, including sinus pain, hedonism, hernias, and morality. This critique of conservatism is supported by concrete scientific evidence and uses clever syllogisms to ask "Why make the earth, the solar system, our galaxy", "and all the rest when the Garden of Eden was all that was wanted? "and "If man is made in God's image, does God ever get a back ache? "Contending that intelligent design is a political movement that limits intellectual freedom, this book will fuel the current debate among fundamentalists, scientists, politicians, and the rest.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Robyn Williams

Robyn Williamsis the author ofnbsp;numerous books, includingOutpourings,Preconceived Notions, andPromise of Miracles.nbsp;He is a science journalist and broadcaster with experience in radio and television.

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  • Catalogue Code 255215
  • Product Code 1741149231
  • EAN 9781741149234
  • Pages 180
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Allen & Unwin Australia
  • Publication Date Aug 2006
  • Dimensions 195 x 130 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.174kg

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