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Paperback | $52.95 Short | £36.95 | ISBN: 9780262661249 | 825 pp. | 7 x 9 in | December 2001
 

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Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics

Philosophical, Theological, and Scientific Perspectives

Overview

The last decade saw the arrival of a new player in the creation/evolution debate—the intelligent design creationism (IDC) movement, whose strategy is to act as "the wedge" to overturn Darwinism and scientific naturalism. This anthology of writings by prominent creationists and their critics focuses on what is novel about the new movement. It serves as a companion to Robert Pennock's Tower of Babel, in which he criticizes the wedge movement, as well as other new varieties of creationism.

The book contains articles previously published in specialized, hard-to-find journals, as well as new contributions. Each section contains introductory background information, articles by influential creationists and their critics, and in some cases responses by the creationists. The discussions cover IDC as a political movement, IDC's philosophical attack on evolution, the theological debate over the apparent conflict between evolution and the Bible, IDC's scientific claims, and philosopher Alvin Plantinga's critique of naturalism and evolution. The book concludes with Pennock's "Why Creationism Should Not Be Taught in the Public Schools."

About the Editor

Robert T. Pennock is Professor in the Lyman Briggs College and the Departments of Philosophy and Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University.  He is a Co-PI of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.

Reviews

"This book is a terrific one-volume summary of the scientific, philosophical and theological issues."—Scientific American