The Counter-Creationism Handbook / Edition 1by Mark Isaak
Pub. Date: 01/12/2007
Publisher: University of California Press
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 evolutionstudents, teachers, parents, administratorsdo not have the background to respond. They know that scientists have thoroughly dismantled these arguments, but they/i>… See more details below
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 evolutionstudents, teachers, parents, administratorsdo not have the background to respond. They know that scientists have 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.
The Counter-Creationism Handbook:
* Covers claims made about the disciplines of philosophy, biology, paleontology, geology, astronomy, physics and mathematics, history, and more.
* Addresses the claims of Biblical creationism, intelligent design creationism, and some creationism based on non-Christian religions.
Includes an introduction on how to address creationists in different venues, how to deal with novel claims, and why accurate science is important.
* Is organized thematically, with extensive cross-referencing.
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Table of Contents
How to Use This Book
List of Creationist Claims
1. Philosophy and Theology
Foundation of Knowledge
Theory of Science
Physiology and Anatomy
Behavior and Cognition
Ecology and Population Biology
Geophysics and Plate Tectonics
5. Astronomy and Cosmology
Planets and Solar System
Sun and Stars
6. Physics and Mathematics
Second Law of Thermodynamics and
First Law of Thermodynamics
7. Miscellaneous Antievolution
8. Biblical Creationism
Biblical Creationism Generally
Age of the Universe
Death and the Fall
Miscellaneous Young-Earth Creationism
ID as Science
10. Other Creationism
Native North American Creationism
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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.
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.