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Darwin on trial

Author: Phillip E Johnson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Gateway ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, ©1991.
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Darwin's theory of evolution is accepted by most educated Americans as fact, This easy acceptance, however, hides the many ways in which evolution--as an idea--shapes our thinking about a great many things. But what if this idea is wrong? What if it turned out that the evidence for Darwin's theory is in tatters and science is hanging on to it only because no other theory is in prospect? Berkeley law professor
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip E Johnson
ISBN: 0895265354 9780895265357
OCLC Number: 22906277
Description: 195 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The legal setting --
Natural selection --
Mutations great and small --
The fossil problem --
The fact of evolution --
The vertebrate sequence --
The molecular evidence --
Prebiological evolution --
The rules of science --
Darwinist religion --
Darwinist education --
Science and pseudoscience.
Responsibility: Phillip E. Johnson.

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Darwin's theory of evolution is accepted by most educated Americans as fact, This easy acceptance, however, hides the many ways in which evolution--as an idea--shapes our thinking about a great many things. But what if this idea is wrong? What if it turned out that the evidence for Darwin's theory is in tatters and science is hanging on to it only because no other theory is in prospect? Berkeley law professor Phillip Johnson looks at the evidence for Darwinian evolution the way a lawyer would--with a cold, dispassionate eye for logic and proof. His discovery is that scientists have prematurely accepted Darwin's theory as fact and have been scrambling to find evidence for it--mostly unsuccessfully. As the evidentiary difficulties have piled up, they have clung to the theory out of fear of encouraging religious fundamentalism, and in the process have turned belief in Darwin into their own religion.--From publisher description.

Includes material on Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, and Stephen Jay Gould.

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A carefully crafted lawyer's brief

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-03-02) Fair Permalink

  This work is considered one of the most influential creationist texts following the creationist defeat in the Supreme Court in 1986. Johson argues that creationism is not given a chance by establishment scientists, because the current view of science rejects supernatural...
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