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The Resource Tower of Babel : the evidence against the new creationism, Robert T. Pennock

Tower of Babel : the evidence against the new creationism, Robert T. Pennock

Label
Tower of Babel : the evidence against the new creationism
Title
Tower of Babel
Title remainder
the evidence against the new creationism
Statement of responsibility
Robert T. Pennock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Creationism is no longer the simple notion it once was taken to be. Its new advocates have become more sophisticated in how they present their views, speaking of "intelligent design" rather than "creation science" and aiming their arguments against the naturalistic philosophical method that underlies science, proposing to replace it with a "theistic science." The creationism-evolution controversy is not just about the status of Darwinian evolution - it is a clash of religious and philosophical worldviews, for a common underlying fear among creationists is that evolution undermines both the basis of morality as they understand it and the possibility of purpose in life." "In Tower of Babel, philosopher Robert T. Pennock compares the views of the new creationists with those of the old and reveals the insubstantiality of their arguments. One of Pennock's major innovations is to turn from biological evolution to the less-charged subject of linguistic evolution, which has strong theoretical parallels with biological evolution both in content and in the sort of evidence scientists use to draw conclusions about origins."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pennock, Robert T
Dewey number
576.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.P428 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Creationism
  • Religion and science
  • Historical linguistics
  • Science
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Créationnisme
  • Religion et sciences
  • Linguistique historique
  • Sciences
  • Creationism
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Historical linguistics
  • Religion and science
  • Science
  • Creationisme
  • Religieuze aspecten
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Évolution (biologie)
  • Évolutionnisme
  • Linguistique historique
  • Créationnisme
  • Religion et sciences
  • Evolutionnisme
  • Evolutionnisme
  • Linguistisque historique
  • Sciences
  • Science
Label
Tower of Babel : the evidence against the new creationism, Robert T. Pennock
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation and evolution of a controversy -- The evidence for evolution -- The tower of Babel -- Of naturalism and negativity -- Chariots of the gods -- Deus ex machina -- Burning science at the stake -- Babel in the schools
Control code
ocm39262003
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 429 p.
Isbn
9780262661652
Lccn
98027286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39262003
  • (OCoLC)39262003
Label
Tower of Babel : the evidence against the new creationism, Robert T. Pennock
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation and evolution of a controversy -- The evidence for evolution -- The tower of Babel -- Of naturalism and negativity -- Chariots of the gods -- Deus ex machina -- Burning science at the stake -- Babel in the schools
Control code
ocm39262003
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 429 p.
Isbn
9780262661652
Lccn
98027286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39262003
  • (OCoLC)39262003

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