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

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Penguin, Jun 12, 2008 - Science - 256 pages
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A highly regarded scientist’s 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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Balanced account of the evolution vs. intelligent design debate.Cellular biologist Miller (Biology/Brown Univ.; Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution ... Read full review

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Miller's arguments are that intelligent design can exist on a macro level, but not on a micro level. He proposes that not only is intelligent design off on a scientific level, but has dire political ... 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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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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