This morning I finished reading Aron Ra’s book The Foundational Falsehoods Of Creationism. Much of this was read during bus trips into Dundas to visit my grandmother – otherwise I might have finished it sooner.
A book such as this might have helped me reach my atheism conclusion faster since I had clung on to creationist ideas long after I had stopped attending church or praying. This is a good read and provides a solid primer on the notion of clades – indeed, Ra has sometimes referred to himself as The Ace Of Clades as a nod toward Motörhead.
The writing is very approachable, which is appreciated. It is based on Aron Ra’s YouTube videos and the conversational nature of that shines through.
Although it is not likely that a creationist will read this; since they love to hide behind lies. The book makes very clear the correct definitions and uses of words like “theory” and “evolution.” By providing demonstrations of how these terms are misused in creationism, Ra tears away at the already flimsy shielding they have.
Goodness knows I was guilty of the same such abuse of language back in the day!
I began reading this on my trip to Florida for Photoshop World. So far so good. I cannot add much else to this until I am further into it; so I will certainly post about it again.