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Author Young, Matt
Title Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails)
Imprint Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables and Boxes -- Foreword by Kevin Padian -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part One: The Basics and the History -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: The Structure of This Book -- Chapter 3: History of Creationism and Evolutionary Science in the United States -- Part Two: How Science Works (and Creationism Doesn't) -- Chapter 4: How Science Works -- Chapter 5: How Pseudoscience Works -- Chapter 6: Why Creationism Fails -- Chapter 7: The Argument from Design -- Chapter 8: Why Intelligent-Design Creationism Fails -- Part Three: The Science of Evolution -- Chapter 9: The Father of Evolution -- Chapter 10: How Evolution Works -- Chapter 11: Recapitulation -- Chapter 12: Evo Devo: How Evolution Constantly Remodels -- Chapter 13: Phylogenetics -- Chapter 14: Design by Committee: The Twists, Turns, and Flips of Human Anatomy -- Part Four: The Universe -- Chapter 15: How We Know the Age of the Earth -- Chapter 16: Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? -- Part Five: Evolution, Ethics, and Religion -- Chapter 17: Evolution and Ethics -- Chapter 18: Why Science and Religion Are Compatible -- Chapter 19 Summary and Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails) is an impassioned argument in favor of science#65533;primarily the theory of evolution#65533;and against creationism. Why impassioned? Should not scientists be dispassionate in their work? "Perhaps," write the authors, "but it is impossible to remain neutral when our most successful scientific theories are under attack, for religious and other reasons, by laypeople and even some scientists who willfully distort scientific findings and use them for their own purposes." Focusing on what other books omit, how science works and how pseudoscience works, Matt Young and Paul K. Strode demonstrate the futility of "scientific" creationism. They debunk the notion of intelligent design and other arguments that show evolution could not have produced life in its present form. Concluding with a frank discussion of science and religion, Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails) argues that science by no means excludes religion, though it ought tocast doubt on certain religious claims that are contrary to known scientific fact
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Young, Matt Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails) Piscataway : Rutgers University Press,c2009 9780813545493
Subject Evolution (Biology);Creationism
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Alt Author Strode, Paul K
Padian, Kevin
Strode, Paul
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