Today I finished reading Bill Nye’s latest book, Undeniable – Evolution and the Science of Creation. You can find my review at Amazon here. I’ll also post it below…
Bill Nye’s recently published book, Undeniable, is largely a response to the debate in 2014 between Nye and Young Earth Creationist, Ken Ham. I recommend this book to anyone still on the fence re evolution, which, for the most part are Christians. Very much the gentleman and good humored, Bill Nye elaborates on the topics touched on in the debate and adds much more toward making the case for evolution as well as debunking many YEC claims. Nye is engaging, humorous and self-deprecating.
In the audible version, Nye performed the reading himself and the book is better for it. I couldn’t think of anyone to more authentic and dynamic to deliver the story. While it is about science Nye is draws you in and convinces you that he is sharing something wonderful with you, his story -OUR story- rather than lecturing or forcing information on you. His more expressive moments took me back to his shows I watched as a kid.
As a Christian who adheres to evolutionary theory without reservation I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Though firm and steady in his affirmation of evolution he is never insulting or disparaging of faith, Young Earth Creationists nor of Ken Ham. It seems he knows that Xian minds are changing on the topic of evolution, that the tide is turning and that it is important for all to embrace evolution and science. It’s as though he’s destroying his opponents by making them his friends… killing them softly with kindness, loving them into the truth. Some authors I’ve read on the subject give you the feeling that even if you were swayed you’d have a hard time being a fan. Nye comes across as though he’s in your corner ready to welcome all who finally embrace evolution regardless of their faith. I think every American conservative evangelical should read this book, especially those who watched the Ham vs Nye debate.