Do you believe the hype about UFOs? Do you think it's just a matter of time until some clever inventor builds a machine that will allow us to reach the nearest star and its planetary system? Are you a believer that God created the entire universe in seven precious days?
If you engage in conversation in a cafeteria, or on the bus/subway, or at a PTA meeting, or at an office work conference, or wherever you happen to meet people, what you say about these matters may reflect to others a certain naiveté on you part. Or if you choose to remain silent as I sometimes do, you might feel just plain stupid.
This would also be true if you feel global warming is a myth, or that the natural selection process of evolution isn’t for real, or that science should solve the abortion issue once and for all by telling people when a spirit or soul enters the substance we call a fetus.
If any of the issues I just raised perplex, confuse, or annoy you, then Science Matters is the perfect book for you. This volume will explain in terms anyone can understand, the reasons why it is impossible for humans to ever reach the nearest star and improbable that UFOs could reach our planet.
In lay persons' terms, the book reveals what evidence there is for the Big Bang that brought forth the universe. This is not to short-circuit anyone’s belief in a Divine Creator-God, but it may support true believers who know that the Holy Bible is meant to be allegory, not science.
Science Matters can explain how two sex cells unite to develop into a fetus, but cannot tell when that globule becomes a human being.