I have a natural interest in a title like this, of course; and the cover image, inside that splendidly weedily overgrown '?', gets me quite right in one respect: I'm very very pale. Now, the words inside have the appearance of a devout Biblical literalist attempting to reconcile archaeological and anthropological science with the book of Genesis. But the cover contains a clue that takes us in a different direction. The clue is: no question mark. Pearce is not asking, he is telling: Doctor Who is Adam. Which is to say, I am Matt Smith.