New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

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New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby Daniel Loxton » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:55 pm

The Skeptics Society is proud to reveal the first full-color, hardcover, illustrated English-language book based upon Junior Skeptic.

Published by Kids Can Press (February, 2010), Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be is a straight-ahead introduction to the fact of evolution, to its mechanisms, and to the misunderstandings that surround it. The book aims to explain how evolution works — and how we know for a fact that it happens. It is suitable for readers aged 8–13.

Initial Reviews:

The best damn evolution book for kids, period.

— Michael Shermer
(Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design)

A wonderfully clear, up-to-date, and well-illustrated account of how evolution works. The scientific content is first-rate.

— Donald Prothero
(Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters)

A full-throated defense and explication of Darwin’s theory…kept light and accessible by Loxton’s sense of humour and breezy prose style.

— Quill & Quire
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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby Screendoor » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:37 pm

I am a children's librarian and I'm really glad you wrote this book (and proud that it was published in Canada!).

I might also point out that the skeptical viewpoint is under-represented in the children's non-fiction section. Skeptical material about the paranormal is rare and I have had no luck at all finding a children's book introducing the concept of atheism.

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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:22 pm

Reposted to TheThinkingAtheist.com, Atheistforums.com, Atheistforums.org, and Rationalia.com.

Somebody want to post it to AnswersInGenesis.wtf?
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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:55 pm

Animavore wrote:This book won a few awards and had to be published in Canada due to the fact that he couldn't get it published in America as American publishers thought it was too controversial.
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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby emma157 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:54 am

can i find it somewhere on the internet?

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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:14 pm

Ahhh... The bugs were so much bigger and tastier back then...
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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby Gord » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:08 am

emma157 wrote:can i find it somewhere on the internet?

Do you mean, to buy it? Then yes: http://shop.skeptic.com/merchant.mvc?&S ... ode=b136HB

You might also find in it your local library. Mine has 13 copies of it. Remember to check the Juvenile Literature section, as it's aimed at young readers.
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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby justinrapper » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:47 pm

It is a great book if you want to tell children where they came from. Their visits to the zoo may not be so flippant. But it is not a good way to tell them should they ask where they will be going like after they die.

Re: How to explain what happens after you die to an 8 year old
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Post #44 Postby justinrapper » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:31 pm

Just tell him as a Skeptic where you will be going after the maggots get done with you and see if he wants to join you. Or tell him about the choice he has for eternal life if he is a believer. You cannot explain what happens after you die to an 8 year old when you haven't even thought about it yourself. You know you have to deal with that question and thought even sooner than he does and as a Skeptic your options are limited as is an Atheist. So what would you like to happen to your 8 year old after he dies? End up like you a confused optionless maggot leftover.

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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby OutOfBreath » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:31 am

Running out of threads to troll in?

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Re: New Hardcover Evolution Book Based Upon Junior Skeptic

Postby JO 753 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:57 pm

Had to hav a look see, kuz this topic haz a wildly disproportionate number uv viewz compared to comments. nearly 5000 and just 10 comments counting this wun!

And maybe I shoud hav a look at the book also.
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