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Title Science, evolution, and creationism / National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.

Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  576.8 SCIE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 70 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-59) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Evolution and the nature of science --Ch. 2. The evidence for biological evolution -- Ch. 3. Creationist perspectives -- Ch. 4. Conclusion.
Summary "In this book, a group of experts assembled by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine explain the fundamental methods of science, document the overwhelming evidence in support of biological evolution, and evaluate the alternative perspectives offered by advocates of various kinds of creationism, including "intelligent design." Science, Evolution, and Creationism explores the many fascinating inquiries being pursued that put the science of evolution to work in preventing and treating human disease, developing new agricultural products, and fostering industrial innovations. The book also presents the scientific and legal reasons for not teaching creationist ideas in public school science classes." "Mindful of school board battles and recent court decisions, Science, Evolution, and Creationism shows that science and religion should be viewed as different ways of understanding the world rather than as frameworks that are in conflict with each other and that the evidence for evolution can be fully compatible with religious faith. For educators, students, teachers, community leaders, legislators, policymakers, and parents who seek to understand the basis of evolutionary science, this publication will be an essential resource."--BOOK JACKET.
Other formats Also issued online.
Other author National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
Subject Evolution (Biology)
ISBN 9780309105866 (paperback)
0309105862 (paperback)