Only A Theory

Only A Theory

Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul

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Penguin Putnam
A highly regarded scientist’s examination of the battle between evolution and intelligent design, and its implications for how science is practiced in America.

Baker & Taylor
A scientific evaluation of the debate between evolution and intelligent design in America, written by an expert witness in Pennsylvania's landmark 2005 Dover evolution trial, dissects the claims of the ID movement, explains why the conflict is compromising America's position as a leading scientific nation, and considers the issue's potential for furthering education. 40,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In Only a Theory, Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology at Brown University, examines the landmark Dover ID trial as a symptom of a much greater struggle in American society. Miller opens his argument by dissecting the claims of the ID movement. But Miller's concern here is less the deficiencies of ID than what its claims to legitimacy and its increasing popularity represent. The attack on evolution is only part of a broader assault on scientific reason, which Miller argues is a threat to our "scientific soul" - the healthy skepticism and rational respect for truth that have fueled our remarkable scientific advances.

& Taylor

Evaluates the debate between advocates for evolution and intelligent design which occured during the 2005 Dover evolution trial, dissecting the claims of the intelligent design movement and explaining why the conflict is compromising America's position as a leading scientific nation.

Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 2008
ISBN: 9780670018833
Characteristics: xi, 244 p. : ill ; 24 cm


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