Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design and the Easter Bunny

By Barrett Brown

What's creationism? Is it technology, theology, either, neither? who is at the back of it?  And why in the event you supply a rattling within the first position? Ex-National Lampooner Barrett Brown and Professor of Sociology Jon P. Alston, Ph.D, solution those questions, and maybe one in every of extra, in a wonderfully unorthodox, serenely offensive and wonderfully hilarious examine the forces in the back of the main talked-about pseudo-theory in sleek background.

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