Scientists Confront Creationism

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1984 - Religion - 324 pages
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The recent massive attack by fundamentalist Christians on the teaching of evolution in the schools has left scientists indignant and somewhat bewildered. Creationist arguments have seemed to them a compound of ignorance and malevolence, and, indeed, there has been both confusion and dishonesty in the creationist attack. First, there has been a confusion, partly deliberate, of the fact that organism have evolved with theories about the detailed mechanics of the process. The facts of evolution are clear and are not disputed by any serious scientific worker.
 

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Contents

The Word of
1
Antievolutionism and American Culture
13
The Ages of the Earth and the Universe
33
Creationist Arguments
49
Probability and the Origin of Life
85
Thermodynamics and Evolution
99
Moleeular Evidenee for Evolution
117
Darwins Untimely BurialAgain
139
Systematics Comparative Biology and the Case against
163
Creationism and Gaps in the Fossil Record
193
Consideration of
219
Humans in Time and Space
245
The Evolution of Biblescience
283
Is It Really Fair to Give Creationism Equal Time?
301
Index
317
Copyright

The Ceological and Paleontological Arguments of Creationism
147

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Laurie R. Godfrey is a professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in Massachusetts.

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