The Resource God vs. Darwin : the war between evolution and creationism in the classroom, Mano Singham, (electronic resource/)

God vs. Darwin : the war between evolution and creationism in the classroom, Mano Singham, (electronic resource/)

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God vs. Darwin : the war between evolution and creationism in the classroom
Title
God vs. Darwin
Title remainder
the war between evolution and creationism in the classroom
Statement of responsibility
Mano Singham
Title variation
God versus Darwin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In God vs. Darwin, Mano Singham dissects the legal battle between evolution and creationism in the classroom beginning with the Scopes Monkey trial in 1925 and ending with an intelligent design trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, in 2005. A publicity stunt, the Scopes Monkey trial had less to do with legal precedence than with generating tourism dollars for a rural Tennessee town. But the trial did successfully spark a debate that has lasted more than 80 years and simply will not be quelled despite a succession of seemingly definitive court decisions. In the greatest demonstration of survival, opposition to the teaching of evolution has itself evolved. Attempts to completely eliminate the teaching of evolution from public schools have given way to the recognition that evolution is here to stay, that explicitly religious ideas will never be allowed in public schools, and that the best that can be hoped for is to chip away at the credibility of the theory of evolution. Dr. Singham answers complex questions: Why is there such intense antagonism to the teaching of evolution in the United States? What have the courts said about the various attempts to oppose it? Sprinkled with interesting tidbits about Charles Darwin and the major players of the evolution vs. creationism debate, readers will find that God vs. Darwin is charming in its embrace of the strong passions aroused from the topic of teaching evolution in schools.--Jacket
Dewey number
231.7/6520973
Index
index present
LC call number
BT712
LC item number
.S56 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
God vs. Darwin : the war between evolution and creationism in the classroom, Mano Singham, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=332944
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The history behind Inherit the wind -- The rising religious opposition to Darwin -- The free speech train -- The Scopes pre-game show -- The Scopes trial -- The Scopes appeal -- The history of religion in U.S. public schools -- Religion and the establishment clause after Scopes -- Evolution back in the courts -- Adam and Eve and evolution -- The rise and fall of creation science -- Creation science born again as intelligent design -- Why some hate evolution: the wedge document revelations -- The endorsement test and the informed, reasonable observer -- The Dover policy on teaching evolution -- The Dover verdict -- The aftershocks of Dover -- What next? -- The long view
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ocn663470008
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B2985BCD-AE4D-43B2-8049-DB34AD6D31B6
Label
God vs. Darwin : the war between evolution and creationism in the classroom, Mano Singham, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=332944
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The history behind Inherit the wind -- The rising religious opposition to Darwin -- The free speech train -- The Scopes pre-game show -- The Scopes trial -- The Scopes appeal -- The history of religion in U.S. public schools -- Religion and the establishment clause after Scopes -- Evolution back in the courts -- Adam and Eve and evolution -- The rise and fall of creation science -- Creation science born again as intelligent design -- Why some hate evolution: the wedge document revelations -- The endorsement test and the informed, reasonable observer -- The Dover policy on teaching evolution -- The Dover verdict -- The aftershocks of Dover -- What next? -- The long view
Control code
ocn663470008
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B2985BCD-AE4D-43B2-8049-DB34AD6D31B6

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