40 Days And 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, Oxycontin®, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania by MATTHEW CHAPMAN

40 Days And 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, Oxycontin®, and Other Oddities on…

byMATTHEW CHAPMAN

Paperback | March 25, 2008

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In this fascinating story of evolution, religion, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the story behind the headlines in the debate over God and science in America.

Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education, decided in late 2005, pitted the teaching of intelligent design (sometimes known as "creationism in a lab coat") against the teaching of evolution. Matthew Chapman, the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, spent several months covering the trial from beginning to end. Through his in-depth encounters with the participants—creationists, preachers, teachers, scientists on both sides of the issue, lawyers, theologians, the judge, and the eleven parents who resisted the fundamentalist proponents of intelligent design—Chapman tells a sometimes terrifying, often hilarious, and above all moving story of ordinary people doing battle in America over the place of religion and science in modern life.

About The Author

Matthew Chapman is the author ofTrials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir. He is also a film director and screenwriter whose writing credits includeConsenting AdultsandRunaway Jury. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

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Title:40 Days And 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, Oxycontin®, and Other Oddities on…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:March 25, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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