Monday, 21 August 2006

Book Cover Art

Book CoverI wade through so much highfalutin piffle in my quest for decent art exhibitions that it's a pleasant surprise to come across a title which communicates with such clarity that there is no need to read further. The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters tells us exactly what this book is about and where its author, Ardea Skybreak, stands. The cover art - no more than a montage of appropriate photos - vividly reinforces her message with a pretty girl and Grandpa Chimpanzee rising above Michelangelo's God creating Adam. What a pity that the publisher's blurb-writer is clueless about science and tried to embellish Ardea's message with a farcical claim: "In today's world, without the science of evolution there would be no science." Utter twaddle.
Evolution isn't Science. It's a scientific theory which provides us with hypotheses for experimentation and a framework for understanding a jumble of otherwise meaningless facts. And it's a survivor! Science is a method of trying to establish the truth. Theories come and go, because scientists like nothing better than tearing them apart. If they could have destroyed Darwin's theory of evolution, they would have done so. Therein lies its strength and its acceptance. It doesn't need a crass blurb.


At 29/8/06, Blogger weggis said...

US Department of Education 'overlooks' evolution


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