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God vs. Darwin: The War between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom
     

God vs. Darwin: The War between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom

by Mano Singham, Charles J. Russo
 

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ISBN-10: 1607091690

ISBN-13: 9781607091691

Pub. Date: 10/16/2009

Publisher: R&L Education

In God vs. Darwin, Mano Singham dissects the legal battle between evolution and creationism in the classroom beginning with the Scopes Monkey trial in 1925 and ending with an intelligent design trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, in 2005. A publicity stunt, the Scopes Monkey trial had less to do with legal precedence than with generating tourism dollars for a rural

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In God vs. Darwin, Mano Singham dissects the legal battle between evolution and creationism in the classroom beginning with the Scopes Monkey trial in 1925 and ending with an intelligent design trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, in 2005. A publicity stunt, the Scopes Monkey trial had less to do with legal precedence than with generating tourism dollars for a rural Tennessee town. But the trial did successfully spark a debate that has lasted more than 80 years and simply will not be quelled despite a succession of seemingly definitive court decisions. In the greatest demonstration of survival, opposition to the teaching of evolution has itself evolved. Attempts to completely eliminate the teaching of evolution from public schools have given way to the recognition that evolution is here to stay, that explicitly religious ideas will never be allowed in public schools, and that the best that can be hoped for is to chip away at the credibility of the theory of evolution. Dr. Singham deftly answers complex questions: Why is there such intense antagonism to the teaching of evolution in the United States? What have the courts said about the various attempts to oppose it? Sprinkled with interesting tidbits about Charles Darwin and the major players of the evolution vs. creationism debate, God vs. Darwin is charming in its embrace of the strong passions aroused from the topic of teaching evolution in schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607091691
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
10/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The History Behind Inherit the Wind Chapter 3 The Rising Religious Opposition to Darwin Chapter 4 The Free Speech Train Chapter 5 The Scopes Pre-Game Show Chapter 6 The Scopes Trial Chapter 7 The Scopes Appeal Chapter 8 The History of Religion in United States Public Schools Chapter 9 Religion and the Establishment Clause after Scopes Chapter 10 Evolution Back in the Courts Chapter 11 Adam and Eve and Evolution Chapter 12 The Rise and Fall of "Creation Science" Chapter 13 Creation Science Born Again as Intelligent Design Chapter 14 Why Some Hate Evolution: The Wedge Document Revelations Chapter 15 The Endorsement Test and the "Informed, Reasonable Observer" Chapter 16 The Dover Policy on Teaching Evolution Chapter 17 The Dover Verdict Chapter 18 The Aftershocks of Dover Chapter 19 What's Next? Chapter 20 The Long View

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