YouTube review of WEIT

An alert viewer called this YouTube video review of WEIT to my attention.  I didn’t realize that books were reviewed on that site. Anyway, I swear that I don’t know this guy and that I didn’t pay him off!!  And thanks, agman, whoever you are.

Oh, and buy more copies — I’m behind Inner Fish again!

7 Comments

  1. Dave
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    HA! That is pretty great. I agree with just about everything he said. Congratulations on the success of the book so far and I hope what this guy wishes becomes true. BTW, enjoyed your interview on PoI.

    And again, way to go with your decision on the Festival, I think your actions can make a difference (I realize how difficult of a decision it must have been at certain levels – but yours perhaps makes it easier for others in the future). I have long argued that Templeton and his foundation are the worst when it comes to overlapping science and religion and their science prizes have been a parade of outrageous forays into spreading the myth that science is somehow finding and enlightening us to “Gods” existence.

  2. NewEnglandBob
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    His review ends with:

    “This could be instrumental in ending the fucking ignorance”

    If only it were true that reason, logic, fact and evidence would triumph over ignorance, superstition, evangelicalism, fanaticism, obfuscation and malicious intent then his words could be prophetic.

  3. Andrew Sinnott
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    The people that need to read this book more than most are those who are making the rules in education. Like the judge in the Dover trial I believe many of them are uninformed and should they read this, the new brand of ‘controversy’ bills won’t even make it out of the door.

    Just a hunch.

  4. David Ratnasabapathy
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Already got the eBook version. Waiting for the paperback to come out. It’s very, very good — the second one I’ve come across that, for general readers, genuinely updates the Origin.

    The first was Inner Fish :-) Sorry, but that book was stunning.

  5. Posted May 9, 2009 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Indeed. I agree with the YouTube reviewer. . . . And have: http://twitpic.com/1aujv

  6. Hempenstein
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Just skimmed thru most of the comments on the YouTube site, and there are virtually none from the opposition. This is encouraging!

    Best comment (~1 wk ago):
    ["...creotard nutbag?" Wait a minute. I heard about this. Someone was predicting that, in 2009, the english language was going to have its 1,000,000th word added. Is that it?]

    Also, nice to see that he uses correct terminology of accepting vs. believing in evolution.

  7. Matticus
    Posted May 11, 2009 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    I live in Thailand and have been unable to find this book. I will be going back to Canada in a few months and WEIT will probably be the first thing i buy!


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