Ha, coming from the American Library Association, the dart aimed at “anti-design theorists” Dawkins, Tyson, Nye is satisfying.
Until now we’ve focused on all the applause from scientists. But of course the book is not just a scientific treatise. It’s also a great read.
The practice has a sordid history. There’s always a rationale — for example, in labeling Israeli businesses, or those doing business with Israel, to be avoided.
A gigaton, in case you wondered, is a measure of explosive power, “how many billion tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.”
Dr. Meyer turns to physics and cosmology, permitting him to draw the stunning conclusion of a personal God acting at the beginning of existence.