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"It's a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense." -- James Randi

Volume 4 Issue 1 January 1996

Of Evolution and the Supernatural

Book Reviews by David Bloomberg and Bob Ladendorf

River of Life

by David Bloomberg

Book Review: River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life, by Richard Dawkins, Basic Books, The Science Masters Series.

Those familiar with Richard Dawkins and his previous writings (The Blind Watchmaker, The Extended Phenotype, The Selfish Gene) may find the title of this book to be a bit odd. Dawkins is a strict Darwinian scientist who takes numerous opportunities throughout his works to put forth the evidence for evolution and against creationism. So why reference the biblical story of Eden? MoreMore

River of Blood

by Bob Ladendorf

Book Review: An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "exposed by" James Randi, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1995.

This is a book that I would like to see in every library, every newspaper office, and every TV news and entertainment office, maybe even alongside those Funk and Wagnalls’ in the grocery stores. Perhaps Randi’s long subtitle will give you a quick picture of this 284-page encyclopedia: "James Randi’s Decidedly Skeptical Definitions of Alternate Realities."MoreMore


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