Back in 2014, Bill Nye famously debated Ken Hamm, a prominent creationist. Shortly after, he wrote this book, a defense of evolution, a discussion of the scientific method, and an overall crash course in biology.
First of all, look at me reading all these one-word titles in March when the one-word theme was supposed to be in February! I read three one-word titles in the first week of March, so that just goes to show you my absolutely stellar planning skills.
Anyway, I always liked Bill Nye. I feel like I would have done a lot better in college bio if Bill Nye had been my teacher. He explains all these topics that I struggled to comprehend and I’m just like, “Yeah, okay, sure. Makes total sense.” Picture me in college dying at my desk and sobbing in my dorm room all night. I knew it was just the professor!
Also, I can’t believe that BILL NYE read Fifty Shades of Grey. I also can’t believe that he went to a Carrie Underwood concert. Imagine looking over while you’re dancing to Before He Cheats and Bill Nye’s just hanging out there in his bowtie. Or you’re in the erotica section of Barnes & Noble and there’s Bill Nye in his lab coat. I just can’t. I already knew he was cool, but this is just something else.
If you believe in creationism, you’re probably not going to enjoy this book. (Maybe still read it, though, to get the other side’s argument.) If you’re interested in science books written for non-scientists, you’ll probably really like it.
Final rating: ★★★★☆