Why Darwin Matters

Why Darwin Matters

The Case Against Intelligent Design

Book - 2007
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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 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.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2007, 2006.
Edition: 1st Owl books ed.
ISBN: 9780805083064
Characteristics: 199 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jun 29, 2016

sadly, this article is 14 years old, and anti-science machinations continue:
“15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense – Opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments don't hold up”
by John Rennie, posted July 1, 2002, at Scientific American
for more on the concept of “Non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA)”
“Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life”
Stephen Jay Gould, PhD, 1941-2002
Ballantine Books, 1999, ISBN 0-345-43009-3
Ballantine Books; Reprint edition, pbk, 2002, ISBN-10: 034545040X, ISBN-13: 978-0345450401

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