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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice pictures but a flawed manifesto, 29 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth (Kindle Edition)
The science in this book is solid and not difficult to appreciate. This book is however patronising, forcing the issue of evolution over creation, rather than necessarily stressing the importance of defending life on earth. By the end, this is more a sort of political manifesto with lots of unrealistic aspirations, a scientific wish list without an analysis of how these wishes may be fulfilled by broad appeal to the people capable of improving the situation.

Laudable as much of the message is, I found it stifling, over scientific, patronising and not giving non-human life forms the recognition they deserve. Perhaps an appeal to the sacred rather than "science" alone and emphasising compassion more would have enlivened the book and granted its message the importance it deserves.

At a time when biodiversity studies are in decline along with Natural History Museums and nature reserves ... I think a warmer manifesto is sorely needed and this book is only part of that.
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