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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
By Marcus Chown


Published by Faber and Faber Ltd. 2013.
ISBN 978-0-571-27841-1
UK paperback price £9.99

Popular science book covering life, the universe and everything in a nutshell.

‘Crammed with bind-boggling facts’

Note from the book on ‘Creationism’.
One of the central characteristics of a scientific theory, as encapsu­lated in a scientific law, is that you get more out than you put in. Pseudoscientific explanations all fall at this hurdle. To get out a lot, it is, generally necessary to put in a lot. In fact, in the case of Creationism, in order to explain the Universe, it is necessary to postulate something even more complicated than the Universe - namely, God. This amounts to putting in more than you get out, the very opposite of science.
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