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The Resource Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction, Eugenie C. Scott ; foreword by Niles Eldredge

Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction, Eugenie C. Scott ; foreword by Niles Eldredge

Label
Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction
Title
Evolution vs. creationism
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Eugenie C. Scott ; foreword by Niles Eldredge
Title variation
Evolution versus creationism
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a comparison and contrast of the scientific theory of evolution and the various non-scientific creationist views. Almost eighty years after the Scopes trial, the debate over the teaching of evolution continues to rage. There is no easy resolution--it is a complex topic with profound scientific, religious, educational, and legal implications. How can a student or parent understand this issue, which is such a vital part of education? Evolution vs. Creationism provides a badly needed, comprehensive, and balanced survey. Written by one of the leading advocates for the teaching of evolution in the United States, this accessible resource provides an introduction to the many facets of the current debate--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. Each of the four sections of Evolution vs. Creationism provides a resource that will assist the reader in better understanding these issues. The first section 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 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. A collection of primary source documents addressing cosmology, law, education, and religious issues from all sides of the debate constitute the third section. The book concludes with a selection of resources for further information for those who wish to study the topic in more depth
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DLC
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1945-
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Scott, Eugenie Carol
Dewey number
576.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH367
LC item number
.S395 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Creationism
  • Creationism
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Schöpfungsglaube
Label
Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction, Eugenie C. Scott ; foreword by Niles Eldredge
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Note
Originally published: West Port, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unmetabolized Darwin / by Niles Eldredge -- Introduction: The pillars of creationism -- pt. 1. Science, evolution, religion, and creationism. -- Science: "truth without certainty" -- Evolution -- Beliefs: religion, creationism, and naturalism -- pt. 2. A history of the creationism/evolution controversy. -- Before Darwin to the twentieth century -- Eliminating evolution, inventing creation science -- Neocreationism -- pt. 3. Selections from the literature. -- Cosmology, astronomy, geology -- Patterns and processes of biological evolution -- Legal issues -- Educational issues -- Religious issues -- The nature of science
Control code
ocm60420899
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780520246508
Lccn
2005048649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60420899
  • (OCoLC)60420899
Label
Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction, Eugenie C. Scott ; foreword by Niles Eldredge
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: West Port, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unmetabolized Darwin / by Niles Eldredge -- Introduction: The pillars of creationism -- pt. 1. Science, evolution, religion, and creationism. -- Science: "truth without certainty" -- Evolution -- Beliefs: religion, creationism, and naturalism -- pt. 2. A history of the creationism/evolution controversy. -- Before Darwin to the twentieth century -- Eliminating evolution, inventing creation science -- Neocreationism -- pt. 3. Selections from the literature. -- Cosmology, astronomy, geology -- Patterns and processes of biological evolution -- Legal issues -- Educational issues -- Religious issues -- The nature of science
Control code
ocm60420899
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780520246508
Lccn
2005048649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60420899
  • (OCoLC)60420899

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