Species of Origins: America's Search for a Creation Story

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - 277 pages
In Species of Origins, Karl W. Giberson and Donald A. Yerxa examine America's controversial conversation about creation and evolution. While noting that part of the discord stems from the growing cultural and religious diversity of the United States, they argue powerfully that the real issue is the headlong confrontation between two seemingly incompatible worldviews upon which millions of Americans rely: modern naturalistic science and traditional Judeo-Christian religions. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Modern Creation Story
17
The Trinmph of Evolution?
45
Scientific Creationism The Biblical Dimension
67
Scientific Creationism The Scientific Dimension
85
Scientific Creationism The Social Dimension
105
The Coimcil of Despair Popular Science versus Traditional Religion
119
Via Media Stances and the Complexity Paradigm Historical Considerations
151
Intelligent Design A New Approach to the Origins Debate?
193
The Reception of Intelligent Design
217
The High Cost of Clarity
235
A Concluding Unscientific Postscript
243
A Brief History of Design Arguments
247
Bibliography
253
Index
271
About the Authors

The Muddle in the Middle Via Media Positions on Origins
169

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About the author (2002)

Karl W. Giberson is professor of physics at Eastern Nazarene College. Donald A. Yerxa is professor of history at Eastern Nazarene College.

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