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on 28 June 2015
Allan Chapman is one of the most intelligent and engaging speakers I have heard in a lifetime of lectures. His book echoes his style and the extent of his knowledge is extraordinary. Public ignorance of these subjects is widespread and Chapman's book goes a long way toward setting out the facts and background to common misinterpretations. This book should be on the bookshelves of every person with opinions about the links between faith and science.
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on 1 July 2014
A splendidly piece of academic researched written so that the layman will not only not be left behind but be caught up in the analytical chase and its conclusions.
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on 18 March 2015
Great book, highly enjoyable read and lots of new insights into the history of science.
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on 7 October 2013
Written by the sort of expert who does not parade his knowledge, but you know it is there - a lot of it. And it doesn`t half make you think.
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on 20 May 2013
This is a highly readable account of the historical evolution of major ideas, which are often seen, erroneously, to be in conflict. Tracing the story of science from the ancient world to the present day, the author takes through the fascinating stories of Galileo and Darwin, to contemporary fundamentalism. Revealing fascinating details which beam shafts of fresh light on to old myths, the author tells his story with authority and humour. A very good read.
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on 30 December 2015
Looks good - still waiting to be read
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on 13 January 2014
I found many ideas in this book informative and important. However, I found the writing to be very irritating, as it is overloaded with exclamation marks and scare quotes. The tone is too sarcastic and mock- jocular, which work far better in spoken arguments. In addition, having informed us that medieval heretics were not persecuted for their scientific theories, there is a hint of the author approving of the medieval church going after heretics to enforce approved theological dogma.
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on 17 February 2016
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