Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction
The evolution versus creationism conflict is here to stay. Even after their devastating defeat in the Kitzmiller v. Dover decision, advocates of intelligent design and other forms of creationism continue to revise their strategies for undermining the teaching of evolution-and thus of science in general-in American schools. In this revision of Evolution vs. Creationism, Eug...more
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The first parts of the book summarize key assumptions of the two camps, including noting the variations of each "school of thought." Starting wi ...more
"Evolution vs. Creationism" is the well researched book regarding the history of the "controversy" of evolution versus creationism. Eugenie C. Scott, a physical anthropologist and the executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) does a wonderful job a laying out the pertinent issues regarding the so-called controversy. This 298-page book is broken out in three major parts: Part I: Science, Evolut ...more
The potential reader should be clear that this is not really an 'evenly-balanced' book. The author is firmly opposed to Creationism but she certainly wanted the Creationists' views to appear as far as possible in their own words. It is also not a book about evolution as such, though you may glean some useful information from the book.
It's an interesting enough book and anyone interested in ...more
There's a lot of evidence for evolution. And when I say "lots of evidence," I mean, scientists have as much confidence that the theory of evolution is true as they do gravity, thermodynamics, etc.
As a religious human, I have sought to accommodate the two things together, and I realized, after a lot of thought, that it really isn't that big of a deal for me to think that evolution was the process by which God created everyth ...more
Physical anthropologist Eugenie C. Scott has had the daunting, indeed Herculean, task of defending the teaching of genuine science - by this I mean of course primarily evolutionary biology - in science classrooms throughout the United States as executive director of the National Center for Science Education. Hers has truly been the battle of "David" versus "Goliath", or rather, an asymmetrical conflict between a ...more
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I would only add that this is second edition, quite a coup to get judge jones to do the forward !
Good book, sometimes felt a bit disjointed jumping from various opinions of pro and con writers, the first person stuff from a pro creation and then a pro evolution source sometimes felt blurry, still makes one think, in a way, even better :)