The Triumph of Evolution: and the Failure of Creationism
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The Triumph of Evolution: and the Failure of Creationism

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Why is there still so much anti-evolution sentiment in the United States at the start of the Third Millennium? Why does the debate that began in 1859, when Charles Darwin successfully established the study of evolution, still rage in 2000? How can America tolerate the continued attack by conservative elements within the Judeo-Christian tradition on the quality of science e...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 2000)
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Denise
Eldredge makes his intent known in the title of the book. He begins by stating that the creationist movement in the US is not about either religion or science, but politics. The legitimate intellectual battle between creationism and evolution was fought in the 19th century, with evolution the clear winner.

In the next chapters, Eldredge outlines the scientific method and its uses. This I find personally a bit dismaying in a book intended for adults, because it is much of the same information we...more
John
A Sober Warning From One Of Our Finest Evolutionary Biologists About America's Scientific Future

In this relatively terse book, distinguished American Museum of Natural History paleobiologist Niles Eldredge has set out two objectives that he does accomplish well. First, he offers yet another eloquent rebuke of "Intelligent Design" and other variants of creationism, noting that creationism isn't science because it neither tests nor makes appropriate corrections of its ideas; both are fundamental f...more
Jennifer
While I have much respect for Eldreges work as a researcher and renowned paleontologist, I was disappointed with this book. I think I was expecting more of a challenging read, but it felt more like reading my introductory science texts from high school and college. I also felt that there was a large amount of boasting throughout the book. On the positive side I did gain some new knowledge of the concept of "creationist science". As an atheistic evolutionist I do agree with his arguments and I wa...more
Charles
An excellent book. It offers a clear criticism and debunking to the so called creation "science" movement but doesn't make the mistake of lumping all religious believers together into the anti-evolution camp. A good introduction to the issues involved.
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Niles Eldredge (born August 25, 1943) is an American biologist and paleontologist, who, along with Stephen Jay Gould, proposed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972.

Eldredge began his undergraduate studies in Latin at Columbia University. Before completing his degree he switched to the study of anthropology under Norman D. Newell. It was at this time that his work at the American Museum of...more
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