Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America / Edition 1

Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America / Edition 1

by Larry A. Witham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195182812

ISBN-13: 9780195182811

Pub. Date: 05/12/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The conflict between creationists and evolutionists has raged ever since the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859. And yet, even as generations of Americans have fought and refought the same battles, the contours of the debate have in recent years shifted dramatically. Tracking the dizzying rhetorical heights and opportunistic political lows of this

Overview

The conflict between creationists and evolutionists has raged ever since the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859. And yet, even as generations of Americans have fought and refought the same battles, the contours of the debate have in recent years shifted dramatically. Tracking the dizzying rhetorical heights and opportunistic political lows of this controversy, Larry Witham presents creationists and evolutionists in their own unfiltered voices. In an age marked both by a rising religious tide and daily scientific breakthroughs, Where Darwin Meets the Bible provides the standard account of this lasting conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195182811
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/12/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ways of Knowing3
1Darwin's Legacy in America11
2The Two Books25
3Looking for Boundaries42
4Hearts and Minds57
5Nature Alone: Evolutionists74
6God and Nature: Creationists103
7Politics133
8Schools and Textbooks147
9Higher Education162
10Museums and Sanctuaries179
11What Natural Scientists Believe198
12The Great Debate212
13Media-Eye View227
14The Good Society242
15Search for the Underdog261
Appendix271
Notes279
Index319

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