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Living with Evolution or Dying without It: A Guide to Understanding Humanity's Past, Present, and Future Hardcover – June 1, 2010

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This book is the result of a promise that eleven-year-old K. D. Koratsky made to himself thirty-eight years ago. Not being able to accept that faith can lead to truth, and recognizing that faith has produced at least as much war as peace, he declared that someday he would write a book that could describe truth and rules of interaction based on a standard of evidence alone, which could gain the consensus of and unite the world’s various peoples. Nineteen years ago, with engineering and systems degree in hand, and career underway, the time had come to begin researching the project. To find direction, the history of religion was chosen as a starting point, as the related institutions tend to claim a monopoly on greater truth and morals. After more than thirty thousand hours of time and effort over nearly twenty years, the result is presented in Living with Evolution or Dying Without It.

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  • Hardcover: 618 pages
  • Publisher: Sunscape Books Llc (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098265460X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982654606
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,140,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Leura on March 5, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I have two Science degrees and am currently working on my PhD. A masters in Molecular Genomics and Evolution, a Bachelor in Genetics, and a PhD relating to Human Genetics and Virology.
A friend lent me this book for light reading. I thought it would be amusing. I was very very wrong! This book is racist, misogynistic and vastly inaccurate. Although there are vague scientific themes that the author plays on - the book as a whole is pseudoscience.
I would NOT recommend this book. If you are look for some KKK science fiction - then this is for you. If you want some actual science - I suggest you look elsewhere.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Barraclough on July 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The approach, accuracy and style of this book are impeccable: this is evinced by the reviewers, whom I join late. My focus is on its value and principles as applicable to the situation where we, as advanced forms of humanity, stand today. In setting out these positions and values Mr Koratsky offers directions that do not oppose further evolution. It warns against present attitudes, tendencies that could counter or (in one interpretation) effect a reversal in evolution.
On Evolution, many books have been written in the last half century. And on a wider range of man's inquiry on the life he is born into - which includes propositions that hold that, while evidently there are related species, these rise in steps and not slopes; and some say there are no races - much is being discussed in the new debating arenas: ranging from TV discussions, interviews of media-enhanced individuals, to blogs.
There is a need for solidly based books, of printed kind, to establish firm positions. This book, written in clear but precise language, using a battery of terms (as other authors now do) from technology and warfare - for Evolution has to deal with enemies - is an excellent tower overlooking quicksands.
Arena describes the present situation appropriately: arena means sand, a fine if gritty word whose origins are Etruscan. There, used for gladiator fights and for sports. Theirs a fine, tough, longlasting culture that was the foundation of the spirit that would spread across Europe after sevenhundred years, placing firm bases of knowledge, discarding sand as a basis for theories and discussion.
Earlier, the stepping stone that was Crete in the Mediterranean traffic of knowledge, also had arenas for the combat of athletes and bulls.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K.D. Koratsky on October 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I've been obsessed with evolution for years now. I love the idea of forming the world and beings as more than some type of magic...*and so it was*.

This book is a huge book and not a one night read. It is very well written and a great item to have on your reference shelf.

This book takes you chronologically through the phases and happenings of evolution. There's even an incredibly awesome pull out timeline in the back of the book.

If you go into this with an open mind...be prepared to have many of your opinions changed {if you weren't already pro-evolution}. This book lays out the facts clearly for all levels of adult readers.

Mystee Blackwood,

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 11, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
For anything to persevere, it must change and adapt. "Living with Evolution Or Dying Without It: A guide to Understanding Humanity's Past, present, and Future" describes the evolution of all things, and how humanity has succeeded and thrived through their changes over their existence. Stating that even religion has evolved through the centuries, K. D. Koratsky gives readers a scientific and thoughtful analysis of the ever changing universe we live in. "Living With Evolution or Dying Without It" is a fascinating read, highly recommended.
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Format: Hardcover
A very very very interesting approach. I have meet this man, and for all the haters out there he is far from racist... He's a realist. A great book to read and a great book to get you to think and compare what many think but few have the guts to say!
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Finally! A book about Evolution, one of the hottest, most contested topics today - decades after the Scopes trial, etc - and the subject of continued fighting among otherwise civilized people, but this book about Evolution does not enter that rocky arena of whether or not it is fact: brilliant author KD Koratsky simply takes the stance of challenging us to examine our current values and compare those with societies that have either thrived or died in the past. `Evolution as the product of natural selection not only defines certain earthly phenomena but it must necessarily define all earthly and universal phenomena because its essence will universally dictate what spaces become occupied by what forms of matter. Humans are in no way exempted from this logical rule of physical law. Societies that synchronize their policies with the realities of natural selection will maximize chances of long-term success, while those that do not will increase their chances of suffering extinction in the near or distant future.' Tough language at first, but Koratsky's no nonsense writing address so many issues such as how we deal with criminals, our puzzling use of welfare, and our very current arguments about healthcare and provides solid paths to rethink what we reward and how our protection of the weakest is contrary to the survival of the fittest. `A society will get more of what it rewards and less of what it punishes'. Swallow or gulp before finishing this book because it is bound to change minds in a natural way for those strong enough to admit Koratsky is right! Grady Harp, April 10
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