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For the rock record [electronic resource] : geologists on intelligent design / edited by Jill S. Schneiderman and Warren D. Allmon.

Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
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Book
1 online resource (271 p.)
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Subjects:
Evolutionary paleobiology.
Historical geology.
Intelligent design (Teleology).
Creation.
Earth -- Origin.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
According to the idea of intelligent design, nature's complexity is the result of deliberate planning by a supernatural creative force. To date, most scientific arguments against this form of creationism have been made by evolutionary biologists. In this volume, a team of earth scientists reveals that the flaws of intelligent design are not limited to the biological sciences. Indeed, the geological sciences offer some of the best refutations of intelligent design arguements. For the Rock Record is dedicated to the proposition that the idea of intelligent design should be of serious concern to everyone. Editors Jill S. Schneiderman and Warren D. Allmon have gathered leading figures from the geological community with a wide range of viewpoints that go to the heart of the debate over what is and is not science. The purveyors of intelligent design theories and its kindred philosophies threaten the scientific literacy that our society needs by confusing faith and the practice of science. This collection offers a much-needed response.
Contents:
Rocks and bones. Charles Darwin was a geologist : inorganic complexity and the rock record / Jill S. Schneiderman ; Creationist perspectives on geology / Timothy H. Heaton ; Missing links found : transitional forms in the fossil mammal record / Donald R. Prothero ; Pigeonholing the "dino-birds" / Allison R. Tumarkin-Deratzian
Education, politics, and philosophy. Pangloss, Paley, and the privileged planet : parrying the wedge strategy in earth science education / Mark Terry ; It's not about the evidence : the role of metaphysics in the debate / Charles E. Mitchell ; The misguided attack on methodological naturalism / Keith B. Miller ; On the origin of species and the limits of science / David W. Goldsmith
On religion. Teaching evolution during the week and Bible study on Sunday / Patricia H. Kelley ; The "God" spectrum and the uneven search for a consistent view of the natural world / Warren D. Allmon.
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Schneiderman, Jill S.
Allmon, Warren D.
ISBN:
1-282-75440-8
9786612754401
0-520-94371-6
OCLC:
664572613
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520943711 doi