Why Darwin Matters

Why Darwin Matters

The Case Against Intelligent Design

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A creationist-turned-scientist demonstrates the facts of evolution and exposes Intelligent Design's real agenda Science is on the defensive. Half of Americans reject the theory of evolution and "Intelligent Design" campaigns are gaining ground. Classroom by classroom, creationism is overthrowing biology. In Why Darwin Matters , bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how the newest brand of creationism appeals to our predisposition to look for a designer behind life's complexity. Shermer decodes the scientific evidence to show that evolution is not "just a theory" and illustrates how it achieves the design of life through the bottom-up process of natural selection. Shermer, once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents are invoking a combination of bad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology. He refutes their pseudoscientific arguments and then demonstrates why conservatives and people of faith can and should embrace evolution. He then appraises the evolutionary questions that truly need to be settled, building a powerful argument for science itself. Cutting the politics away from the facts, Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2006.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805081213
0805081216
Branch Call Number: 576.8 SHERMER
Characteristics: xxii, 199 pages ; 22 cm.

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naturalist
Jun 29, 2016

sadly, this article is 14 years old, and anti-science machinations continue:
“15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense – Opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments don't hold up”
by John Rennie, posted July 1, 2002, at Scientific American
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/15-answers-to-creationist/
and,
for more on the concept of “Non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA)”
see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-overlapping_magisteria
and,
“Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life”
Stephen Jay Gould, PhD, 1941-2002
Ballantine Books, 1999, ISBN 0-345-43009-3
Ballantine Books; Reprint edition, pbk, 2002, ISBN-10: 034545040X, ISBN-13: 978-0345450401

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