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Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

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Publisher Comments:

"Shermer is savage about the shortcomings of intelligent design

and eloquent about the spirituality of science . . . An invaluable primer."

--Los Angeles Times Book Review

 
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 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. Cutting the politics away from the facts, Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution.

Synopsis:

Shermer, a creationist-turned-scientist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents are invoking a combination of bad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology. He 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.

About the Author

Michael Shermer is one of the best-known public intellectuals defending evolutionary theory today. The author of eight previous books, he is a columnist for Scientific American, the publisher of Skeptic magazine, and the founder of the international Skeptics Society. He lives in Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805083064
Author:
Shermer, Michael
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes Appendix, Notes, Selected Bibli
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.76 x 0.62 in

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"Synopsis" by , Shermer, a creationist-turned-scientist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents are invoking a combination of bad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology. He 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.
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