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Evolution vs. Creationism - 05 edition

Evolution vs. Creationism (ISBN10: 0520246500; ISBN13: 9780520246508)
ISBN13: 978-0520246508
ISBN10: 0520246500

Summary: Almost eighty years after the Scopes trial, the debate over the teaching of evolution continues to rage. There is no easy reso-lution--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 e ...show morevolution 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 10/12/2005
International: No



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