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3.0 out of 5 stars Ignores vital Facts, November 13, 2005
This review is from: The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution (Paperback)
Apparently this is a book about the history of humanity and our relationship with our 'animal ancestors'. How it is possible to discuss these matters without invoking Creation I do not know! There is a Good Book on these topics and I think we all know what it is! The Truth is that we came into being after God created Adam and Eve several hundred years ago, and were given dominion over the animals that were created around about the same time. We are not animals we are human beings! If life had been evolving for billions of years then surely even animals like goats and squirrels would have turned into humans by now.

Dawkins presents an objectivist scientific account which is clearly over-reliant on a materialistic conception of life. For example, he argues that 'if we had fewer or more than ten fingers, we'd recognise a different set of numbers as round'. However, it could be the case that early Man decided 10 was a round number and subsequently was given 10 fingers by God.

This lengthy book is just part of the rationalist scientific orthodoxy. For a better read on the origins of life, try the Bible.
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Initial post: Nov 3, 2006 12:39:08 AM PST
Josh Miles says:
Congratulations on reading an entire 600+ page book and not understanding a single word of it.

Quite an astonishing accomplishment indeed.

Posted on Mar 18, 2007 10:25:39 PM PDT
S.G. says:
The truth is God made Adam and Eve a few hundred years ago???
Ahhh....this hurts! Honestly it does.
We're not animals yet we're classified as mammals. And we are related to chimpanzees. Our DNA proves it. So, still think we're made from dirt and ribs?
(Rolling my eyes).
Thanks for recommending the Bible to us for a "good" read....i already have and it made an Atheist out of me.

Posted on Jun 4, 2007 2:06:50 PM PDT
Howdy says:
Is this review a joke? I hope so.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2012 10:37:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 28, 2012 10:41:34 PM PDT
P. Brownlee says:
If it is, it's a corker.

He did give it three stars.
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