This is an idea I came up with recently for what ought to be on the cover of *EWilloughby
's and my evolution book. The cover probably won't look exactly like this, because I imagine that the publisher will have their own expectations about what the cover should be like, but I think it'll be useful for me to have something to show them about what I have in mind.
The background image here is a public domain image of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which is a chapter in the book of Isaiah if you know how to read Hebrew. The two foreground images represent William Beebe's 1915 Tetrapteryx prediction
, which was fulfilled in 2003 by the discovery of Microraptor gui
I guess maybe most of my watchers hadn't been aware before now what our book is probably going to be called. The title is a reference to exhibits in the Creation Museum like this one
, which claim that "God's Word" and "Human Reason" are in contradiction, and part of the point of the book will be to show that they don't have to be. I always find it amusing when books are named after the concepts they're intended to disprove, such as Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate
, Arthur Jensen's book Bias in Mental Testing
, and Kenneth Miller's book Only a Theory
The part of this image that took the longest by far was creating the Tetrapteryx and Microraptor images in Adobe Illustrator. I was originally intending them to be part of the logo for the website to go along with the book, but I think it's probably better to use something a less detailed for that.