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Undeniable Audiobook

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

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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.

©2014 William S. Nye (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    jules 21/12/2015
    jules 21/12/2015 Member Since 2016

    Science, nature,evolution,truth and fact...

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    "My kind of booked"
    If you could sum up Undeniable in three words, what would they be?

    Educational, witty, inspiring.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Facts not fiction.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Bill Nye is a wealth of knowledge. If only we had these kind of people running the show, the world would be a far better place!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lewis Marshall 21/07/2015
    Lewis Marshall 21/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Very complete look at evolution"
    Would you listen to Undeniable again? Why?

    Yes, I would need to listen to it several times, there is so much to it


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think it would benefit from another narrator, its a bit smug


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Balor of the Evil Eye Éire 20/07/2015
    Balor of the Evil Eye Éire 20/07/2015
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    "Unmistakable enthusiasm and knowledge"

    Nye's approach to arguing in favour of the science-based, fact-led approach to understanding our existence is commendable.
    He clearly juxtaposes the most prominent arguments deployed by both sides and, it must be admitted, with a degree of frustration and incredulity, dismisses much of what Creationists have to offer to the debate.
    He ably deals with the misrepresentation of science, most prominently the Second Law of Thermodynamics, by those who see God's will in all acts, and relates, with some humour, various stories from his own experience of dealing with such people in real life.
    He plants his flag firmly in the punctuated equilibrium side of the Stephen J. Gould et al/Richard Dawkins et al argument, proposing that Gould's work makes most sense to him given the evidence to hand.
    This is probably one of the best quick studies of the this contentious debate available on Audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A McConnell 22/11/2016
    A McConnell 22/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    Another great, in depth and outstandingly well written and well read book. Both educational and a pleasure to read.

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    Jack 06/09/2016
    Jack 06/09/2016
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    "Brilliant in every way"
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    There is a reason Bill Nye is the prominent figure in mainstream science that he is. He is extremely witty, humble and intellectual.
    This is NOT the book (/audio book) to convince a disbeliever in evolution of its validity. It is less concerned with arguing contradictory claims, and more concerned with highlighting simple beauties that may not have been considered by an evolution lover/thinker/scientist. A delightful and thought provoking listen.
    The science guy does it again

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    Kindle Customer 24/06/2016 Member Since 2007
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    "A very enlightening read"

    I found my self glued to every moment of this. Very much an educational works

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    mark 20/05/2016
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    excellent the narrator is fantastic for any age group. Every Child should be encouraged to read this book. A great detailed account of the magic of the natural world we live in.. and more.

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    Lewis 05/12/2015
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    "Great Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Undeniable to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I haven't read the print version but Bill Nye actually narrating really helps you get into the book and adds humour in some places.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bill Nye because Bill Nye is Bill Nye.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth a listen if your a fan of Bill Nye or if you want to understand evolution in simple, easy to understand chunks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MR M J WATSON 08/08/2015
    MR M J WATSON 08/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "I couldn't put it down."

    Brilliant, informative, fun and I learned a few things too! I listened to it at work from start to finish, I've only done that with a handful of books.
    Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simon 02/05/2015
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    "brilliant book covering many key questions."

    Great book and brilliantly narrated. absolutely loved it. It goes to great lengths to debunk the nonsense spouted by so many people.

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  • Stefka
    05/02/15
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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.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Austin, TX, USA
    15/12/14
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    "Bill Nye's case for evolution is Undeniably good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Undeniable to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, so I can't really make a comparison.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nye lays out overwhelming evidence from all aspects of science, not just biology. Learning, for instance, that the reason we are able to create vaccines by studying how they interact with other species has to do with the similarity of our DNA and because we have a distant ancestor was fascinating and mind blowing.


    What about Bill Nye’s performance did you like?

    Bill Nye's reading of his own book is great. Nye has a natural confidence that comes through in his voice over, and you can hear his passion for the material in his voice. He takes an academic tone, like sitting in a classroom while he outlines the case for evolution, but it never comes across as boring or preachy.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    An Intelligently Designed Film About Evolution


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • mufffdyver
    23/03/15
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    "Facts vs. a 2000 Year old novel"

    It's time to be an adult and face facts. This is explained in easy to understand language that even Ken Ham can understand. Great work Bill!

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • B. H. H. Mulder
    Groningen, NL
    30/11/14
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    "Preaching to the choir"
    Would you listen to Undeniable again? Why?

    I may listen to it again. Bill Nye has a good reading voice and there is actual information in this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the ways science shows that evolution is true. Well thought out, with back - and forward references.


    Have you listened to any of Bill Nye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to Bill Nye's other performances. I have listened to him on Star Talk Radio.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The anecdotes are great.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked this book. It is more-or-less aimed at creationists, but I think it will end up to be more preaching to the choir. In general creationists have their minds made up. No evidence will convince them. Personally, if it were possible I would deny them all the gadgets and technologies that rely on the science they so heartily deny. 6000 year old earth? Okay, hand in your cellphones, your polyester clothing, your car, your fiberglass windowframes and your big screen tv. Why? Because they cannot exist with a 6000 year old earth.

    31 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan
    13/11/14
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    "Inspiring"
    What did you love best about Undeniable?

    The passion for which Bill Nye communicates science.


    What other book might you compare Undeniable to and why?

    Anything by Richard Dawkings, eg the Selfish Gene.


    What about Bill Nye’s performance did you like?

    Humor, Passion and interest in the topic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Easily.


    Any additional comments?

    His passion inspires my science studies, he is an amazing role model and this book transports you into his world.

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • K. Burch
    Portland, OR.
    14/11/14
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    "Intelligent and Enjoyable to Listen Too"
    What did you love best about Undeniable?

    The presentation. Bill Nye has always been able to present the facts of our physical universe in a fun and easy to enjoy manner.


    What other book might you compare Undeniable to and why?

    Not sure. I don't tend to read the "science vs. ideology" genre much. Books of this ilk (on both sides) tend to preach to the choir so to speak, so no matter what side you fall on we all tend to read what we agree with. It's dumb that we do this, but that's human nature for you. If we didn't there would be no debate, because the curious human mind is unraveling this universe day by day, and unfortunately that scares some people.


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

    Sometimes it's cool to hear the author present their own material, and I enjoyed Nye reading his own stuff.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really. The universe is what it is, and I don't need to be told what the facts about it are. It leaves all its own clues for us to find, and that's basically what Nye was getting at: Don't ignore the truth just because you want to disagree with it.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit. I doubt it'll convert any of the already religiously indoctrinated (my christian family usually doesn't want to hear the truth from me), but hopefully it'll land in the hands of a few children who otherwise have been robbed of the opportunity to make a fully informed decision for themselves, rather than continue to be forced march in the footsteps of their frightened and ignorant parents.

    20 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Brandon Ray
    GA
    06/11/14
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    "SCIENCE RULES!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Undeniable the most enjoyable?

    I've been a Bill Nye fan since childhood, though not as avid a follower had it not been for my religious upbringing. Since breaking away from that I have had my childhood enthusiasm and hunger for more science fully restored. I found this book compelling and very exciting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's easy to follow, friendly, funny and is less critical of religion than it deserves. I Think that makes it a great book for a gift to a religious friend or family member who may or may not have questions that the bible doesn't answer. If Bill Nye's debate points made you curious or excited, GET THIS BOOK! it's not all about the debate, but it does expand on several of his points as well as much much more.


    Have you listened to any of Bill Nye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't, but I can't imagine there being another person alive who would not have fallen flat on their face trying to present it as Mr. Nye's words without losing his enthusiasm and nerdy humor.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Every chapter was exciting and I was disappointed that it wasn't longer. I did like the evolutionary explanation of human "races" and skin color.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd recommend it even if you have the physical copy.

    ...I'm about to start it again!

    26 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua Kring
    Harriman, TN
    24/11/14
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    "You gotta love Bill Nye!"
    Any additional comments?

    If you're into this subject at all then this is the book for you. If you liked Bill Nye's television show when you were a kid then this book is for you. If you're fascinated with all things science then this book is for you.

    This is a five star book. Of that there is no doubt. However, I do have a criticism about it, and that is that Bill does not give a fare representation of the creationist model. Wait! Wait! Wait! I have never read a book by an evolution scientist that does. Wait again! Wait again! I have never read a book by a creationist that gave a fare representation of the science of evolution.

    I have read many books, heard many lectures and watched many debates on this subject. This might be the best out there. I never got bored listening to it. Thank you, Mr. Nye.

    14 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • tiffany
    olympia,wa
    12/03/15
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    "well done"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very informative. There was so much information to absorb. This is worth listening to multiple times!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Undeniable?

    All of it was quite interesting.


    Have you listened to any of Bill Nye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    There is definitely something to be said for the author to read his own work! Sometimes in audiobooks the narrators emphasize at wierd times, and it seems maybe the narrator isn't listening to the words he's saying. In this case though, the words flow naturally. A good narrator is a big part of what keeps me listening!


    Any additional comments?

    To be fair here, a lot of my opinions coincide with the author, so I don't know how pesuasive this would be to someone looking to expand their understanding (if they come from a creationist-heavy background). But to me, I feel just a tad smarter having listened to this.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • EllieGrace
    22/11/14
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    "Much Needed"
    Would you listen to Undeniable again? Why?

    Yes, to have a rational collection of scientific ideas is such a breath of fresh air. There are so many irrational, unfounded, and biased views out there so having a rational, well researched, and honest collection of scientific ideas is essential to my sanity and to my outlook.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I chewed through it very quickly- the hard part was waiting for the November 4th release date to come


    7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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