ISBN-10:
0520249267
ISBN-13:
9780520249264
Pub. Date:
01/12/2007
Publisher:
University of California Press
The Counter-Creationism Handbook / Edition 1

The Counter-Creationism Handbook / Edition 1

by Mark Isaak

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Overview

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 evolution—students, teachers, parents, administrators—do 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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520249264
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/12/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 1,030,653
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Isaak has written numerous articles on the creation/evolution debate. He is the editor of the "
Index of Creationist Claims" on the acclaimed website www.talkorigins.org.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
List of Creationist Claims

Introduction

1. Philosophy and Theology
Ethics
Epistemology
Foundation of Knowledge
Theory of Science
Scientific Method
Theology

2. Biology
Abiogenesis
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Physiology and Anatomy
Behavior and Cognition
Botany
Ecology and Population Biology
Developmental Biology
Systematics
Evolution

3. Paleontology
Physical Anthropology
Transitional Fossils
Fossil Record
Methodology

4. Geology
Geochronology
Geological Column
Sedimentation
Evaporation
Glaciation
Mountain Building
Erosion
Geophysics and Plate Tectonics

5. Astronomy and Cosmology
Earth
Moon
Planets and Solar System
Sun and Stars
Cosmology

6. Physics and Mathematics
Second Law of Thermodynamics and
Information Theory
First Law of Thermodynamics
Radiometric Decay

7. Miscellaneous Antievolution
History
Linguistics
Folklore

8. Biblical Creationism
Biblical Creationism Generally
Biblical Accuracy
Young-Earth Creationism
Age of the Universe
Death and the Fall
Created Kinds
Flood
Miscellaneous Young-Earth Creationism
Day-Age Creationism
Geocentrism

9.
Intelligent Design
ID as Science
Detecting Design
First Cause
Anthropic Principle
Meta-arguments

10. Other Creationism
Vedic Creationism
Native North American Creationism
Islamic Creationism

Bibliography

Index

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DrJoeJL More than 1 year ago
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.
Devil_llama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good, comprehensive encyclopedia of the evolution-creationism controversy, with entries referenced and cross-referenced by the author's own categories - which he has the decency to explain for us. A valuable reference for any library.
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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.