For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design

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Jill S. Schneiderman, Warren D. Allmon
University of California Press, Apr 6, 2009 - Nature - 261 pages
"Creationism began with the fossil record and there it shall end. Before Darwin, the geological strata with their accompanying fossils formed the first geological theory of life on earth—creationism coupled to flood geology. It was Darwin who stood that theory on its head and showed that, in fact, these same fossils could be used to support his new theory of evolution by natural selection. Ever since Darwin, geology has unequivocally supported evolution and not creationism, and yet today Intelligent Design thrives in popular culture. Here at last we have a definitive collection of world-class geologists and paleontologists who systematically demonstrate precisely why geology destroys all design arguments, and reveals instead a deep and rich history of life on earth. A perfect companion to all science courses."—Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and author of Why Darwin Matters.

"An excellent contribution on a vital issue which concerns not only geologists, but all who value any science."—Mark Isaak, author of The Counter-Creationism Handbook

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Geologists ring in on the intelligent design situation. There is some good stuff here, but it is a lot less than I had hoped for. There is a bit of geology, a bit of biology, a bit of paleontology ... Read full review

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I have a somewhat sick fascination with creationist beliefs that needs to be feed at least once year. For the Rock Record was just the nourishment I needed. In this volume Jill Schneiderman and Warren ... Read full review


Creationist Perspectives on Geology
Transitional Forms
Pigeonholing the Dinobirds
The Role
The Misguided Attack on Methodological
On the Origin of Species and the Limits
Teaching Evolution during the Week
The God Spectrum and the Uneven Search
Selected Resources Relevant to Intelligent
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Jill S. Schneiderman is Professor of Earth Science at Vassar College. Warren D. Allmon is Director of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, New York, and Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University.

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