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Intelligently designed : how creationists built the campaign against evolution

Author: Edward Caudill
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield : University of Illinois Press, 2013.
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"Tracing the growth of creationism in America as a political movement, this book explains why the particularly American phenomenon of anti-evolution has succeeded as a popular belief. Conceptualizing the history of creationism as a strategic public relations campaign, Edward Caudill examines why this movement has captured the imagination of the American public, from the explosive Scopes trial of 1925 to today's
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Caudill, Edward.
Intelligently designed.
Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield : University of Illinois Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013018103
(OCoLC)843858229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Caudill
ISBN: 9780252095306 0252095308
OCLC Number: 861200175
Description: 1 online resource (page cm)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: The Genesis of Young-Earth Creationism""; ""Chapter 2: The Contrarian and the Commoner""; ""Chapter 3: From the Scopes Trial to Darwin on Trial""; ""Chapter 4: Intelligent Design and Resurgent Creationism""; ""Chapter 5: Science on Trial""; ""Chapter 6: Into the Mainstream""; ""Chapter 7: Creationism's Web""; ""Chapter 8: Legacy""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
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