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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 ofKitzmiller v. Doveras well as a new chapter on public opinion and media coverage.
EUGENIE C. SCOTT is Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education. She has written extensively on the evolution-creationism controversy and is past president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
Table of Contents
|Foreword: The Unmetabolized Darwin||p. ix|
|Foreword to the Second Edition||p. xv|
|Introduction: The Pillars of Creationism||p. xxiii|
|Science, Evolution, Religion, and Creationism||p. 1|
|Science: Truth without Certainty||p. 3|
|Beliefs: Religion, Creationism, and Naturalism||p. 53|
|A History of the Creationism/Evolution Controversy||p. 77|
|Before Darwin to the Twentieth Century||p. 79|
|Eliminating Evolution, Inventing Creation Science||p. 97|
|Testing Intelligent Design and Evidence against Evolution in the Courts||p. 145|
|Selections from the Literature||p. 165|
|Cosmology, Astronomy, Geology||p. 167|
|Patterns and Processes of Biological Evolution||p. 187|
|Legal Issues||p. 219|
|Educational Issues||p. 247|
|Issues Concerning Religion||p. 269|
|The Nature of Science||p. 287|
|Evolution and Creationism in the Media and Public Opinion||p. 303|
|References for Further Exploration||p. 333|
|Name Index||p. 343|
|Subject Index||p. 347|
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