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Author McKown, Delos Banning.

Title The mythmaker's magic : behind the illusion of "creation science" / by Delos B. McKown.

Published Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  231.765 MCKO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 180 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Science, Pseudoscience, and Soteriology -- 2. What the "Scientific Creationists" Do Not Want You to Know and Hope You Are Too Foolish to Find Out -- 3. "Scientific Creationism": Axioms and Exegesis -- 4. The Fiction That Saves -- 5. Of Pandas and People: A Logical Analysis -- 6. Science, Creationism, and the Constitution -- 7. "Scientific Creationism" and Sour Prongs of Lemon -- 8. "Creation Science": Newspeak: Before Its Time -- 9. How to Dose the "Scientific Creationists" with Their Own Medicine -- 10. What Now? What Next?
Summary This amusing, acerbic collection of essays examines every facet of the evolution/creationism controversy. Delos B. McKown exposes the ambiguous standing of "creation science" in public education, its roots in American fundamentalism, its incompatibility with scientific inquiry, and the clever rhetorical ploys "scientific creationists" use to cover their tracks. Although the "scientific creationists" try to impose a pure myth upon our public schools in the guise of respectable science, theirs is a curious kind of reasoning having ominous consequences for any society hoping to ground its educational system on modern scientific knowledge and methodology and on open, free investigation of problems and issues.
Subject Creationism.
Religion and science -- United States.
ISBN 0879757701 (hard : alk. paper) : $23.95