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Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  47 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Using all sorts of examples from the natural and scientific world Robyn Williams takes on the stalking monster of fundamentalist religion and creationism in a short, wicked and witty debunk of the nonsense that is intelligent design - a book to infuriate the religious right and amuse the rest of us.
ebook, 180 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Allen & Unwin
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Jp
Aug 16, 2008 Jp rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I am exactly the choir that Williams is preaching to but I couldn't even finish this short book. Snide, poorly executed, and poorly explained. Examples used to back up arguments are outlined but not explained, so that anyone unfamiliar with the topics could never figure out the sense of it.

Read another book on this topic.
Manfred Lange
Aug 11, 2009 Manfred Lange rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Open-minded people, religious or not, wanting to enrich their thinking
If you're open-minded it's a good read spiced up with humor. The author takes looks at evolution, intelligent design, religion, science from his particular perspective. You don't have to agree or disagree with the author. But being dealing with the author's perspective will definitely make your thinking much richer even if you come to completely different conclusions. I've a mixed stance towards the author's position. However, the thoughts expressed have triggered interest in reading more about ...more
Mirko Liang
Hilarious, interesting, witty. I particularly liked the part about animals.
Louanne
Jun 25, 2015 Louanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: informational
A quote from the book sums it up for me: "Just as the universe is overlarge for our human story, and over aged -- why wait ten billion years before getting the whole Genesis yarn going"?
Taiti
Jan 30, 2012 Taiti rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good overview of bigger issues around motivations for ID being pushed, and the ignorance and denial of real science and the scientific thought process.
Erin
May 30, 2009 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, science
Mildly amusing rant on the psyche and anatomy of humans that suggests we weren't made by an intelligent design, but cobbled together by evolution.
Kate
A good short read though it seems likely that if you're reading it you already share Williams' views.
Leigh
Nov 17, 2010 Leigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this clear too small book.
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