“The Science Guy” jumps off from and expands the arguments from his public debate with creationist Ken Ham, positing that denial of evolution is tantamount to denying science as a whole, ignoring the advances in medicine and agriculture that make modern human life possible, and destroying our children’s future by leaving them ill-equipped to understand the world. As narrator, Nye has an enjoyable voice with a hint of rasp, made all the more enjoyable because of the enthusiasm he maintains throughout the production. It becomes clear that he is having fun narrating and talking about science. Where he falls short is landing his jokes—but his timing and delivery are well-executed when he is discussing the fundamentals of science, and he knows exactly when to slow down for clarity. A St. Martin’s hardcover. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 12/22/2014 Release date: 11/01/2014 Genre: Audio
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