Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 12, 2008 - Science - 256 pages
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A highly regarded scientistís examination of the battle between evolution and intelligent design, and its implications for how science is practiced in America.
  

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Only a theory: evolution and the battle for America's soul

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At the beginning of the 21st century, America is still conflicted about the theory of evolution, just as it was at the time of the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. One significant difference today is that ... Read full review

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So far, VERY interesting and well written. It presents opposing viewpoints in an honest and sincere manner. Despite inherent bias any time you argue for something, the author is extremely fair in ... Read full review

Contents

A BATTLE IS JOINED
TEARING THE FABRIC
SCIENCE IN AMERICA
SCIENCE AND THE AMERICAN SOUL
WRITING THE BOOK OF LIFE
A UNIVERSE IN MINIATURE
THE MOUSETRAP OF DESIGN
RUBE GOLDBERG IN THE BLOOD
THE MATTER OF DESIGN
A MACHINERY OF CHANGE
REWRITING THE PLAN
LESSONS FROM AN EMBRYO
THE GRAND DESIGN OF LIFE
ARE WE REALLY JUST ANIMALS?
BY ACCIDENT?
CONTINGENCY

SPINNING THE FLAGELLUM
CODE WRITERS
EDENS SECOND DRAFT
A NATURAL HISTORY OF DESIGN
DECONSTRUCTING THE MOUSETRAP
THE POISON PUMP
DISSECTING RUBE
SAME OLD SAME OLD
JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH
WRITING THE BOOK OF LIFE
INFORMATION IN THE REAL WORLD
THECATATETHEFATRAT
BEFORE OUR VERY EYES
EVOLVING DESIGN
DESIGNS SWEET TOUCH
DARWINS GAMBLE
MISSING LINKS
INSIDE STORY
OUR MISSING VITAMIN
PLAGIARISM
THE CASE OF THE MISSING CHROMOSOME
ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON
DESIGNS NEW BURDEN
WHATS IN A NAME?
CONVERGENCE
MEANING
GOD
OPENNESSTHE AMERICAN VIRTUE
PLAYBOOK
GAME DAY
NO REFUGE
CASE STUDY
BLOOMS WARNING
REACHING FOR THE GRAIL
DESTROYING THE VILLAGE
THE POLITICS OF DESIGN
IDS GETTYSBURG
THE WORST OF TIMES
THE BEST OF TIMES
ONLY A THEORY
EDENS DRAFTSMEN
EMBRACING DESIGN
DARWINS GENOME
LIFES GRAND DESIGN
THE WORLD THAT KNEW WE WERE COMING
CLOSING THE AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC MIND
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS
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About the author (2008)

Kenneth R. Miller, a recipient of numerous awards for outstanding teaching, is a cell biologist, a professor of biology at Brown University, and the coauthor of widely used high school and college biology textbooks. In addition, he has written articles that have appeared in numerous scientific journals and magazines, including "Nature, Scientific American, Cell, and Discover. " He lives in Rehoboth, Massachussetts.

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