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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Retold as Science By Professor Steve Jones

The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Retold as Science
by Professor Steve Jones

Britain's favourite geneticist, Steve Jones, updates the Bible from the point of view of modern science.
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The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve Jones' new book rewrites it in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a single couple, a real-life Adam and Eve? Was the Bible's great flood really a memory of the end of the Ice Age? Will we ever get back to Methuselah given that British life expectancy is still rising by six hours a day, every day? Many people deny the power of faith, many more the power of science. In this ground-breaking work, geneticist Steve Jones explores their shared mysteries - from the origins of life and humankind to sex, age, death and the end of the universe. He steps aside from the noisy debate between believers and unbelievers to show how the same questions preoccupy us today as in biblical times - and that science offers many of the answers. Erudite and accessible, The Serpent's Promise is a witty and thoughtful account of the ability and the limits of science to tell us what we are.

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Sku
GOR005512152
Title
The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Retold as Science
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
464
ISBN 10
0349123489
ISBN 13
9780349123486
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N/A
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