-The authors' main motivation is to argue the case for evolution. He does so with a broad spectrum of EVIDENCE. For example, he discusses the evolution of photoreceptors across a range of animals. Very interesting.
-the final segment presents some of the controversy of evolution verse intelligent design, which I found less interesting than main discussion of the book.
This is a stand out book, primarily due to the access of the author with the Google staff and the staff of the competition. The result is a comprehensive book, covering the landscape of New Media.
It is notable well read. My highest recommendation.
After enjoying to all of Sean Carroll's audio books, this is my least favorite. It's not a book where you try to catch every detail that the author is communicating, but listen for the general conclusion.
Ehrman at his finest: Plenty of clear evidence to make his point. Definitely worth a second listen.
After listening to both abridged and unabridged versions, I would recommend them both. Either way, you won't be disappointed.
Despite the book's extravagant conclusions, I thoroughly recommend it for the following reasons:
1. It presents a very provocative counter argument to established scientific thinking. For this reason alone my attention was held from start to finish.
2. Behe clarifies his views concerning evolution. Surprisingly, Behe presents a convincing argument FOR common decent. He also raises several tough questions concerning his own view of intelligent design.
3. Behe does a good job of teaching some basic biology.
However, Behe's discussion of probabilities was muddled, and he uses this discussion to "leap" toward an intelligent creator. In other words, he raises some interesting questions concerning mutation probabilities and goes straight toward intelligent design.
Nonetheless, if you are interested in the topic of evolution, I highly recommend this book.
While some of the conclusions seem a bit overstated, this book will challenge you to THINK.
It discards the simplistic labels like "genius" and "smart", and digs deep into the reasons for ultra achievement.
I recommend this book.
Similar in quality to David McCullough's other books (although I prefer 1776 much more).
I thought the chapters before the were helpful, but seemed to drag. Once the "flood" begins, the book really picks up speed.
I am always pleased with "The Modern Scholar" series. This title is no exception. I highly recommend it.
The lessons cover all aspects of dinosaurs. So it's inevitable that there will be a lesson topic you don't care for as much.
This program is geared toward "non-experts". But the final few lessons concerning modern theories is really great, and should interest everyone including the experts.
The main message was not on "The Gospel of Judas". The main focus was on the questions: "Who was Jesus" and "What was Judas's relationship with Jesus"
This book did not bore me with tedious details of the text of "The Gospel of Judas", but gave a good review of this text in light of the historical Jesus.
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