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Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design - Michael Shermer
Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design
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"Shermer is savage about the shortcomings of intelligent design and eloquent about the spirituality of science . . . An invaluable primer."--Los Angeles Times Book Review Science is on the defensive. Half of Americans reject the theory of evolution and intelligent-design campaigns are gaining... show more
"Shermer is savage about the shortcomings of intelligent design and eloquent about the spirituality of science . . . An invaluable primer."--Los Angeles Times Book Review Science is on the defensive. Half of Americans reject the theory of evolution and intelligent-design campaigns are gaining ground. Classroom by classroom, creationism is overthrowing biology. In Why Darwin Matters, bestselling author Michael Shermer decodes the scientific evidence to show that evolution is not "just a theory" and illustrates how it achieves the design of life through the bottom-up process of natural selection. Shermer, once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, argues that intelligent-design proponents are invoking a combination of bad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology. He refutes their pseudoscientific arguments and then demonstrates why conservatives and people of faith can and should embrace evolution. Cutting the politics away from the facts, Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805083064 (0805083065)
ASIN: 805083065
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
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Shermer may not be making any new arguments in the debate between evolution and Intelligent Design but this small book does the best job in articulating the questions, the weapons and the battlefield. Three and a half stars.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
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The bit I liked best in this book was his categorisation of the different shades of belief in the Intelligent Design/Creationism spectrum. I hadn't understood that there was such a lot of variety; points of view range from the straightforwardly loopy (the world was created in 4004 B.C. and there wer...
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