Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation

Paperback | February 6, 2008

byRichard H. Robbins, Mark Na Cohen

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Darwin and the Bible helps readers to understand the nature, history and passions behind the debate over scientific and religious versions of creation and human origins. 

 

Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation is about the history and nature of the disputes over human origins that arose with the publication of Charles Darwin’s book, Origin of Species in 1859.  The readings in the text provide the, historical, theological, social and political backgrounds of the debate. 

 

Rather than trying to demonstrate the truth of Darwinian evolution, this book seeks to help the reader understand why the debate over Darwin and the Bible remains as contentious as ever.  The book seeks to examine why Darwin’s theory of evolution appears threatening to some people, and, likewise, to help understand why some scientists often react with such emotion to challenges to their views. The contributors include biological scientists, social scientists, social historians, and proponents of the importance of God, faith, and religion in peoples lives.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 6, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205509533

ISBN - 13:9780205509539

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Brief History and Rationale for the Debate By Richard H. Robbins        

 

Part 1: Resolving the Debate    

 

The Need for Science; the Need for Faith--Separately  by Mark Nathan Cohen           

Creationism: A Distinctly American Violation of NOMA By Stephen Jay Gould

Creation Matters By Walter Hearn       

The Science of Evolution and the Theology of Creation By Martinez Hewlett and Ted Peters    

The Intelligent Design Controversy Summarized By Phillip E.  Johnson       

 

Part 2: Historical Markers and Impacts of the Debate   

 

Intelligent Design and the Native’s Point of View (Assuming the Native is an Educated 18th Century European) by Jonathan Marks 

William Jennings Bryan and the Trial of John T. Scopes By Richard H. Robbins 4

Postmodern Developments in the Debate  by Edward J. Larson

Darwin's Influence on Modern Thought by Ernst Mayr 

Creationism Goes Global by Ronald Numbers  

 

Part 3: Dealing with the Debate in the Classroom          

 

The Problems and Challenges of Teaching Biology in the 21st Century by Steve Randak           

Turmoil by Laura Perras          

Conclusions  by Mark Nathan Cohen   

 

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