Kirby's guest is Michael Newton Keas, author of the new book, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. Buy the book now on Amazon!
Lies Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson Told Me
You’ve probably heard the stories before. They’re everywhere. Maybe you heard them from Bill Nye the “Science Guy,” or celebrity astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, or the late Carl Sagan.
And what do the stories say?
That science and religion have been at war with each other for centuries. That religion is anti-science.
There’s just one problem: these stories are pure myth.
Unbelievable explodes seven of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion. Michael Newton Keas, a historian of science, lays out the facts to show how far the conventional wisdom departs from reality. He also shows how these myths have proliferated over the past four centuries and exert so much influence today, infiltrating science textbooks and popular culture.
The seven myths, Keas shows, amount to little more than religion bashing—especially Christianity bashing.