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Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion Hardcover – 5 Nov 2018

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  • Hardcover: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Isi Books; 1 edition (7 January 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610171535
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610171533
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 214,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Unbelievable should be on the shelf of every science popularizer and college astronomy professor. Perhaps then we can begin to purge our culture of the 'science is the enemy of religion' myths Michael Keas slays in his refreshingly contrarian book."
--Guillermo Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Ball State University; coauthor of The Privileged Planet

"Not content to knock down the myths about the alleged conflict between science and religion, Mike Keas shows where they came from and how science popularizers like Carl Sagan have used them to further their own agendas. Using a wide range of sources, including textbooks and television shows, Keas explains how these myths got into the bloodstream of our culture. An invaluable resource."
--James Hannam, author of God's Philosophers and The Genesis of Science

"Michael Keas decisively debunks an array of myths that have long impeded our understanding of the histories of science and of religion. Unbelievable may earn Keas plenty of enemies, but nobody concerned with real evidence can dismiss his argument out of hand. This is a brilliant, engaging, and important contribution to a debate about truly universal matters."
--Dennis Danielson, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia; editor of The Book of the Cosmos

"Michael Keas does a splendid job dispelling viral myths and common errors about the relationship between science and Christianity. This book is well documented and written in a pleasing style accessible to the general reader as well as scholars."
--Jeffrey Burton Russell, Professor of History Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara; author of Inventing the Flat Earth

"The notion of inevitable, perpetual conflict between science and religion is one of the most prevalent grand narratives in the modern West. It takes many specific forms, and Michael Keas deftly disposes of myths like these with lively, thoroughly researched stories that will leave readers much better informed."
--Edward B. Davis, coeditor of The Works of Robert Boyle

"The supposed warfare between science and Christianity has long been a staple of science textbooks and popular science. Michael Keas skewers the most popular myths used to illustrate that warfare, displaying his deep knowledge of the history of science. If you want to understand the true, and positive, relationship between science and Christianity, you should read Unbelievable."
--Jay W. Richards, bestselling author of Infiltrated and Indivisible

About the Author

Michael Newton Keas, PhD, is a senior fellow at Discovery Institute and a former Fulbright scholar. After earning a PhD in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma, he won research grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. Keas serves as lecturer in the history and philosophy of science at Biola University and on the board of directors of Ratio Christi, an alliance of apologetics clubs on college campuses.

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5.0 out of 5 starsThis book will help to bury these old myths
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