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Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction / Edition 2
     

Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Eugenie C. Scott
 

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ISBN-10: 0520261879

ISBN-13: 9780520261877

Pub. Date: 08/03/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

More than eighty years after the Scopes trial, the debate over teaching evolution continues in spite of the emptiness of the creationist positions. This accessible resource, now completely revised and updated, provides an essential introduction to the ongoing dispute’s many facets—the scientific evidence for evolution, the legal and educational basis for

Overview

More than eighty years after the Scopes trial, the debate over teaching evolution continues in spite of the emptiness of the creationist positions. This accessible resource, now completely revised and updated, provides an essential introduction to the ongoing dispute’s many facets—the scientific evidence for evolution, the legal and educational basis for its teaching, and the various religious points of view—as well as a concise history of the evolution-creationism controversy. This second edition also contains a discussion of the legal history, updated to include the seminal case of Kitzmiller v. Dover as well as a new chapter on public opinion and media coverage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261877
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/03/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
844,439
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Unmetabolized Darwin Niles Eldredge ix

Foreword to the Second Edition Judge John E. Jones III xv

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction: The Pillars of Creationism xxiii

Part I Science, Evolution, Religion, and Creationism 1

Chapter 1 Science: Truth without Certainty 3

Chapter 2 Evolution 23

Chapter 3 Beliefs: Religion, Creationism, and Naturalism 53

Part II A History of the Creationism/Evolution Controversy 77

Chapter 4 Before Darwin to the Twentieth Century 79

Chapter 5 Eliminating Evolution, Inventing Creation Science 97

Chapter 6 Neocreationism 119

Chapter 7 Testing Intelligent Design and Evidence against Evolution in the Courts 145

Part III Selections from the Literature 165

Chapter 8 Cosmology, Astronomy, Geology 167

Chapter 9 Patterns and Processes of Biological Evolution 187

Chapter 10 Legal Issues 219

Chapter 11 Educational Issues 247

Chapter 12 Issues Concerning Religion 269

Chapter 13 The Nature of Science 287

Chapter 14 Evolution and Creationism in the Media and Public Opinion 303

References for Further Exploration 333

Name Index 343

Subject Index 347

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