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4301+Evol+Creat+Sci+Lit - A partial list of Books that...

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A partial list of Books that either defend Evolution or promote Creationism DEFENDING EVOLUTION Defending Evolution: A guide to the creation/evolution controversy by Brian J. Alters, Sandra AltersThrough an examination of the beliefs of those who reject evolution, and questions and answers about science education, the authors present a convincing case and methods for teaching evolution. This book explains why almost half of Americans reject biological evolution, and why many have declared war on those who want it taught in schools. While respecting religious culture, the authors explain the motivation for creationists' antievolution beliefs and the bearing creationist culture has on America's students. In addition, the authors show how the most combative creationists operate -- impressive war chests, motivation for attacking, and emotional connectedness to their attack, religious beliefs, "scientific" objections, on-campus recruitments and debates. They also explain why creationist attacks against evolution are not scientific and what should be done about the whole issue. Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (2001) Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism, and the Nature of Science by Massimo Pigliucci Denying Evolution aims at taking a fresh look at the evolution–creation controversy. It presents a truly "balanced" treatment, not in the sense of treating creationism as a legitimate scientific theory (it demonstrably is not), but in the sense of dividing the blame for the controversy equally between creationists and scientists—the former for subscribing to various forms of anti-intellectualism, the latter for discounting science education and presenting science as scientism to the public and the media. The central part of the book focuses on a series of creationist fallacies (aimed at showing errors of thought, not at deriding) and of mistakes by scientists and science educators. The last part of the book discusses long-term solutions to the problem, from better science teaching at all levels to the necessity of widespread understanding of how the brain works and why people have difficulties with critical thinking. Publisher: Sinauer Associates (2002) From Genesis to Genetics: The Case of Evolution and Creationism by John A. MooreThe clash between evolution and creationism is one of the most hotly contested topics in education today. This book, written by one of America's most distinguished science educators, provides essential background information on this difficult and important controversy. Giving a sweeping and balanced historical look at both schools of thought, John A. Moore shows that faith can exist alongside science, that both are essential to human happiness and fulfillment, but that we must support the teaching of science and the scientific method in our nation's schools. This highly informative book will be an invaluable aid for parents, teachers, and lawmakers, as well as for anyone who wants a better understanding of this debate. From Genesis to Genetics shows us why we must free both science and religion to do
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BIO 1410 taught by Professor Rast during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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