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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Scott, Eugenie Carol, 1945-
Evolution vs. creationism.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Eugenie Carol Scott
|Description:||xxiv, 272 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword: The unmetabolized Darwin / by Niles Eldredge --
Introduction: The pillars of creationism --
PART I: SCIENCE, EVOLUTION, RELIGION, AND CREATIONISM: Science: "truth without certainty" --
Beliefs: religion, creationism, and naturalism --
PART II: A HISTORY OF THE CREATIONISM/EVOLUTION CONTROVERSY: Before Darwin to the Twentieth Century --
Eliminating evolution, inventing creation science --
PART III: SELECTIONS FROM THE LITERATURE: Cosmology, astronomy, geology --
Patterns and processes of biological evolution --
Legal issues --
Educational issues --
Religious issues --
The nature of science.
|Other Titles:||Evolution versus creationism|
|Responsibility:||Eugenie C. Scott ; foreword by Niles Eldredge.|
Almost 80 years after the Scopes trial, the debate over the teaching of evolution continues. There is no easy resolution--it is a complex topic with profound scientific, religious, educational, and legal implications. [This book] provides an introduction to the many facets of the current debate--the scientific evidence for evolution, the legal and educational basis for its teaching, the various religious points of view--as well as a concise history of the evolution-creationism controversy. [This book first] addresses the nature of how evolution works as part of the scientific enterprise, as well as a summary of the relationship between religious beliefs and science. A section on the history of the evolution versus creationism controversy provides a handy synopsis of the lengthy struggles, from before Darwin to the present day, between advocates of creationism and the proponents of evolution. [Next the book provides] a collection of primary source documents, addressing cosmology, law, education, and religious issues from all sides of the debate.-Back cover.
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