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Evolution vs. Creationism An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0520261879
ISBN-13: 9780520261877
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

More than eighty years after the Scopes trial, the debate over teaching evolution continues in spite of the emptiness of the creationist positions. This accessible resource, now completely revised and updated, provides an essential introduction to the ongoing dispute's many facets--the scientific evidence for evolution, the legal and educational basis for its teaching, and the various religious points of view--as well as a concise history of the evolution-creationism controversy. This second edition also contains a discussion of the legal history, updated to include the seminal case ofKitzmiller v. Doveras well as a new chapter on public opinion and media coverage.

Foreword: The Unmetabolized Darwin
Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Pillars of Creationism
Science, Evolution, Religion, and Creationism
Science: Truth without Certainty
Evolution
Beliefs: Religion, Creationism, and Naturalism
A History of the Creationism/Evolution Controversy
Before Darwin to the Twentieth Century
Eliminating Evolution, Inventing Creation Science
Neocreationism
Testing Intelligent Design and Evidence against Evolution in the Courts
Selections from the Literature
Cosmology, Astronomy, Geology
Patterns and Processes of Biological Evolution
Legal Issues
Educational Issues
Issues Concerning Religion
The Nature of Science
Evolution and Creationism in the Media and Public Opinion
References for Further Exploration
Name Index
Subject Index

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