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"Those opposed to the teaching of evolution often make well-rehearsed claims about the science that sound powerful and convincing. And many people who support the teaching of evolution - students, teachers, parents, and administrators - do not have the background to respond. They know that scientists have pretty thoroughly dismantled these arguments, but they don't have a handy way of responding to these attacks." The Counter-Creationism Handbook is a one-stop resource for addressing over 400 of the most prevalent claims made by creationists. ...
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Overview

"Those opposed to the teaching of evolution often make well-rehearsed claims about the science that sound powerful and convincing. And many people who support the teaching of evolution - students, teachers, parents, and administrators - do not have the background to respond. They know that scientists have pretty thoroughly dismantled these arguments, but they don't have a handy way of responding to these attacks." The Counter-Creationism Handbook is a one-stop resource for addressing over 400 of the most prevalent claims made by creationists. Each claim is followed by a succinct and scientifically valid rebuttal, and the book includes print and on-line resources for further reading and information. This valuable resource will provide teachers of all experience levels with insights into helping students gain a deeper understanding of the potential that the inquiry process has to support powerful learning.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The intended audience for this book includes science teachers, those caught in arguments with creationists, and even creationists who want to identify weaknesses in their propositions….Every school where evolution is taught needs this book, and public library reference collections would do well to include it for journalists and researchers."

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VOYA

"As any experienced debater can tell you, one essential ingredient to success in public debate is to know your opponents arguments. That idea is thoroughly reflected in this guide to the debate on creationism. School teachers, librarians and public officials are often caught unprepared by requests of creationists to remove books or modify curricula. This guide to many of the most common arguments of creationists will allow public officials the means of appreciating creationist concerns and perhaps countering their requests….Each entry summarizes the creationist argument and provides a rebuttal based on scientific evidence. Documenting both sides of these arguments is important for following up on particular issues; so Isaaks bibliographies provide both creationist and scientific sources. This consistency in coverage means the guide can serve adherents to either side in this debate. This unique guide should be of value in both public and academic library collections."

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Lawrence Looks at Books

"The Counter-Creationism Handbook is aimed at those who need help in countering creationist claims in the sciences, philosophy, and the Bible….[d]oes the book have value for the ASA reader? Yes. First, it offers a broad picture of the arguments that one may encounter. Second, it deals effectively with scientific issues. Third, it provides useful debating strategies for various settings."

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Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

"[T]akes several hundred claims of creationists and proponents of intelligent design and answers them succinctly and scientifically, providing citations for both the claims and the arguments against them….A well-organized standard reference that should prove useful in the classroom as well as in public debate."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313038655
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Mark Isaak has written numerous articles on the creation/evolution debate. He is the editor of the "Index of Creationist Claims" on the acclaimed website www.talkorigins.org.
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Table of Contents

Philosophy and theology 1
Biology 43
Paleontology 103
Geology 143
Astronomy and cosmology 175
Physics and mathematics 191
Miscellaneous antievolution 201
Biblical creationism 205
Intelligent design 249
Other creationism 267
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  • Posted June 21, 2009

    Best book of its kind

    I've read a lot of these types of books. This is the most comprehensive and easiest to use. Every high school and college biology class should use this book as a reference. Every thinking person should have this book in their home.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    An absolute godsend.

    This book is an absolute godsend, no pun intended. Amply researched with abundant source literature citations, it is the book to silence the creationists who generally parrot arguments that they have memorised and only half understand.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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