The Counter-Creationism Handbook / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of California Press
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 evolutionstudents, teachers, parents, administratorsdo 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.*
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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|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
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsHow to Use This BookList of Creationist Claims
Introduction1. Philosophy and TheologyEthicsEpistemologyFoundation of KnowledgeTheory of ScienceScientific MethodTheology2. BiologyAbiogenesisGeneticsMolecular BiologyPhysiology and AnatomyBehavior and CognitionBotanyEcology and Population BiologyDevelopmental BiologySystematicsEvolution3. PaleontologyPhysical AnthropologyTransitional FossilsFossil RecordMethodology4. GeologyGeochronologyGeological ColumnSedimentationEvaporationGlaciationMountain BuildingErosionGeophysics and Plate Tectonics5. Astronomy and CosmologyEarthMoonPlanets and Solar SystemSun and StarsCosmology6. Physics and MathematicsSecond Law of Thermodynamics and
Information TheoryFirst Law of ThermodynamicsRadiometric Decay7. Miscellaneous AntievolutionHistoryLinguisticsFolklore8. Biblical CreationismBiblical Creationism GenerallyBiblical AccuracyYoung-Earth CreationismAge of the UniverseDeath and the FallCreated KindsFloodMiscellaneous Young-Earth CreationismDay-Age CreationismGeocentrism9.
Intelligent DesignID as ScienceDetecting DesignFirst CauseAnthropic PrincipleMeta-arguments10. Other CreationismVedic CreationismNative North American CreationismIslamic CreationismBibliography
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.