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Scientists Confront Intelligent Design and Creationism / Edition 2
     

Scientists Confront Intelligent Design and Creationism / Edition 2

by Andrew J. Petto, Laurie R. Godfrey
 

ISBN-10: 0393050904

ISBN-13: 9780393050905

Pub. Date: 03/26/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

From leading scientists, lawyers, and educators, a new and decisive rebuttal to the assault on evolution from proponents of "intelligent design."
With the pseudoscience of creationism rising again under the guise of "intelligent design," this powerful collection eviscerates the new assault on evolution and reveals the pervasive and insidious threat posed to genuine

Overview

From leading scientists, lawyers, and educators, a new and decisive rebuttal to the assault on evolution from proponents of "intelligent design."
With the pseudoscience of creationism rising again under the guise of "intelligent design," this powerful collection eviscerates the new assault on evolution and reveals the pervasive and insidious threat posed to genuine science by ID proponents like Phillip Johnson, Michael Behe, and William Dembski. The sixteen original essays address two key issues: the overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution gathered over 150 years and the dubious underpinnings of creationism; and how society can mount better educational and legal policies to prevent a theological takeover of our public and scientific institutions. The book includes powerful voices in the modern culture war against ID, including Kevin Padian, paleontologist and expert witness in the landmark lawsuit of Kitzmiller v. Dover. With creationist arguments forever morphing and reappearing under new aliases, this new confrontation is a must- read for teachers, students, and general readers, and a ringing and lasting refutation of creationism's fraudulent claims.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393050905
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/26/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
Preface: Why We Did It Again   Laurie R. Godfrey   Andrew J. Petto     13
Introduction: The Problems with Creationism   Massimo Pigliucci     16
Creationism and "Intelligent Design"
Darwinism, Creationism, and "Intelligent Design"   Ronald L. Numbers     31
Creation Science Lite: "Intelligent Design" as the New" Anti-Evolutionism   Eugenie C. Scott     59
Wielding the Wedge: Keeping Anti-Evolutionism Alive   John R. Cole     110
Scientific Perspectives
Physics, Cosmology, and the New Creationism   Victor J. Stenger     131
The Ages of the Earth, Solar System, Galaxy, and Universe   G. Brent Dalrymple     150
Creationism and the Origin of Life: Did It All Begin in a "Warm Little Pond"?   Antonio Lazcano     180
"Transitional Forms" versus Transitional Features   Kevin Padian   Kenneth D. Angielczyk     197
Biological Complexity   Robert Dorit     231
Logic and Math Turn to Smoke and Mirrors: William Dembski's "Design Inference"   Wesley R. Elsberry     250
Human Emergence: Natural Process or Divine Creation?   C. Loring Brace     272
Understanding Science
God of the Gaps: The Argument fromIgnorance and the Limits of Methodological Naturalism   Robert T. Pennock     309
Is Evolution "Only a Theory"? Scientific Methodologies and Evolutionary Biology   Norman A. Johnson     339
The Invisible Bible: The Logic of Creation Science   J. Michael Plavcan     361
Why Target Evolution? The Problem of Authority   Alice Beck Kehoe     381
Why Teach Evolution?   Andrew J. Petto   Laurie R. Godfrey     405
Authors     443
Index     449

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