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Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: A Basic Guide to the Facts in the Evolution Debate

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Publisher Comments:

This clear, candid, and generously illustrated book is written for the open-minded reader who does not understand the technical issues of evolution, but would like to, who sees everywhere the signs of a bitter political, philosophical, and educational debate, but does not know what to make of it or who to believe. It tells how science proceeds, what evolution is, how science knows that it has occurred and continues to occur, and what biologists can point to, in fossils and in the living world, as hard evidence of evolution. For its content and foundations, the book draws on zoology, botany, genetics, embryology, geology, geophysics, cosmology, astronomy, astrophysics, history, religion, and science education - everything expressed with a clarity that enables the general reader without a science background, as well as high school students and their teachers, to understand the argument.

Synopsis:

This work explains how science proceeds, what evolution is, how science knows that it has occurred and continues to occur, and what biologists can point to, in fossils and in the living world, as hard evidence of evolution.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-187) and index.

Table of Contents

1. What is evolution?; 2. Geologic time and the fossil record; 3. The explanatory power of evolution; 4. The evolution of life and the rise of humans; 5. Science, religion, politics, law, and education; Appendices; Glossary; Further reading; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804717700
Author:
Berra, Tim M.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Berra, Tim M.
Author:
Berra, Tim
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
Christian Education - General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Creationism
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Theology - Cosmology
Subject:
Creationism -- Study and teaching -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subject:
Creationism -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Cosmology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Christian Theology - Cosmology
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
#2-87
Publication Date:
19900631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.46x6.01x.53 in. .65 lbs.

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