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Science Evolution and Creationism
Nelkin, Dorothy. 2000. The Creation Controversy: Scienceor Scripture in Schools. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc.
A sociologist of science examines the controversies in Kansas about teaching evolution and questions about the public’s trust in science.
Pennock, Robert T. 1999. Tower of Babel: The EvidenceAgainst the New Creationism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
A philosopher of science analyzes “intelligent design” and “theistic science” creationism.
Pennock, Robert T., ed. 2001. Intelligent DesignCreationism and Its Critics: Philosophical, Theological, andScientific Perspectives. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
A collection of papers by creationists and their critics, with a particular focus on “intelligent design creationism.”
Pigliucci, Massimo. 2002. Denying Evolution:Creationism, Scientism, and the Nature of Science. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.
Examines the history of the evolution/creationism “debate” and provides detailed information about what the author sees as fallacies by both creationists and scientists.
Ruse, Michael. 2005. The Evolution-Creation Struggle. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
A history of the reaction to Darwin’s ideas that offers constructive suggestions for advocates on both sides of the debate.
Scott, Eugenie. 2005. Evolution vs. Creationism: AnIntroduction. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Written by the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, this survey of the issues surrounding debates over evolution and creationism includes useful lists of primary documents and resources.
Scott, Eugenie, and Glenn Branch, eds. 2006. Not inOur Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for OurSchools. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
A collection of essays that examines the history of “intelligent design creationism” and the legal controversies surrounding its introduction into public school classrooms.