Thursday, May 30, 2013

Maybe I'm just a Sucker for Book Blurbs...

...but I couldn't resist this one by George Gilder, whom Rabbi Klinghoffer describes as "a techno-utopian economist and New York Times bestselling author," who says about Darwin's Doubt:
I spend my life reading science books. I've read many hundreds of them over the years, and in my judgment Darwin's Doubt is the best science book ever written. It is a magnificent work, a true masterpiece that will be read for hundreds of years.
I'll try to read my pre-ordered copy early and let you know if I agree with Mr. Gilder.

UPDATE:  Doh!  It turns out Mr. Gilder is co-founder of the Discovery Institute.  Dang.  Oh well, it's only $16.95, and I'm supposed to be an ID advocate, anyway.


Anonymous said...

I bet you'll believe every word you dumb conspiracy kook.

Bilbo said...

Hi Anon,

I suspect that Meyer will present facts that are pretty much accepted in mainstream science. I also suspect that he will offer explanations for those facts that are pretty much rejected in mainstream science. Will I accept his explanations? Not with Mike Gene looking over my shoulder, I won't.

What I'm really curious about is how close to the truth will be the claim that this is the best science book ever written.