Book Information

Why evolution works (and creationism fails)

by Matt Young, Paul K Strode
Year: 2009
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Keywords: Evolution (Biology), Creationism, Religion and science, SCIENCE Life Sciences Evolution, SCIENCE General
Language: English
ISBN: 9780813545509, 9780813548647, 0813548640
OCLC: 593320616
Contents: The basics and the history. The structure of this book ; History of creationism and evolutionary science in the United States -- How science works (and creationism doesn't). How science works ; How pseudoscience works ; Why creationism fails ; The argument from design ; Why intelligent-design creationism fails -- The science of evolution. The father of evolution ; How evolution works ; Recapitulation ; Evo devo : how evolution constantly remodels ; Phylogenetics ; Design by committee : the twists, turns, and flips of human anatomy -- The universe. How we know the age of the earth ; Is the universe fine-turned for life? -- Evolution, ethics, and religion. Evolution and ethics ; Why science and religion are compatible.

Summary: Focusing on what other books omit, how science works and how pseudoscience works, Matt Young and Paul K. Strode demonstrate the futility of "scientific" creationism. They debunk the notion of intelligent design and other arguments that show evolution could not have produced life in its present form. Concluding with a frank discussion of science and religion, Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails) argues that science by no means excludes religion, though it ought to cast doubt on certain religious claims that are contrary to known scientific fact.