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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An inspiring book about the power and the passion of science

Few have weighed in on the nation's contentious debate over evolution as effectively as Kenneth R. Miller. In Only a Theory, Miller-the highly regarded scientist who offered expert testimony at the 2005 trial over the teaching of evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania-eloquently shows how "Intelligent Design" collapses at the very moment one begins to take it seriously. Miller shows that the attack on evolution is a broader assault on the skepticism and reason that have fueled America's remarkable scientific advances, and offers an encouraging prescription for how we can save the nation's "scientific soul" to which we owe so much.


  

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Review: Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul

User Review  - Addison Alley - Goodreads

I wish I could get everyone to read this book, as it excellently deals with an issue that is critical to me. Miller's voice is especially insightful as a faithful Catholic, though this book spends ... Read full review

Review: Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul

User Review  - Ali Alyami - Goodreads

Scientists such as Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne are well-known evolutionary biologists. So is Kenneth Miller, but to a lesser degree. What distinguishes Miller from the other two is that he's a ... 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 is Professor of Biology at Brown University. His research work on cell membrane structure and function has produced more than 50 scientific papers and reviews in leading journals, including CELL, Nature, and Scientific American. Miller is coauthor, with Joseph S. Levine, of four different high school and college biology textbooks which are used by millions of students nationwide. He has received 5 major teaching awards. In 2007 he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the Exploratorium's Outstanding Educator Award. He lectures widely and has appeared on NPR’s Science Friday and The Colbert Report.

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