In the Beginning: A Scientist Shows Why the Creationists Are Wrong / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$18.23
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $13.62   
  • Used (18) from $1.99   

Overview

"The creationists are eager to inflict their particular brand of 'science' upon our children," writes Chris McGowan, "and this is where responsible scientists must draw the line. The creationists say that they want only 'equal time' to present their views, as a credible alternative to evolutionary theory, in the science classroom. The problem is, though, that what the creationists are offering is not science. They are selling good old-fashioned fundamentalist religion, all spruced up with scientific terminology and ideas to look like science. As part of their pressure sales technique, they allege that if you are not for them you must be against them, and therefore against God and Christianity. What is clear from reading their literature and attending their debates is that they do not represent mainstream Christianity, and that they are as unorthodox in their theology as they are in their science."

In this lively and controversial book, Chris McGowan, a vertebrate paleontologist, meets the creationists head on and systematically demolishes their arguments with geniune scientific evidence supporting evolutionary theory. For the layperson who may be bewildered by the creationist's misinterpretation - or even misrepresentation - of the facts, McGowan provides an easy-to-follow explanation of evolution that answers many common questions. While attacking the creationist's point of view with no holds barred, In the Beginning also offers a readable and well-illustrated introduction to evolution science. As a defense against the creationist threat to intellectual freedom and scientific truth, this book will attract a wide variety of interested readers.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Newsday
Lively and entertaining as well as informative.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879752408
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1984
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1
  • Lexile: 1530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)