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The prism and the rainbow : a Christian explains why evolution is not a threat

Author: Joel W Martin
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both a research scientist and an ordained Presbyterian elder, Martin argues that a person can believe in evolution and be a faithful Christian. Much of the controversy over evolution is based on a complete misunderstanding of basic science, the author suggests, and he objects to literalist readings of the Bible that distract people from the deeper lessons of Christianity. There really shouldn't be a debate between  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel W Martin
ISBN: 9780801894787 0801894786
OCLC Number: 430344439
Description: 170 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: By the numbers --
The prism and the rainbow --
The flat Earth society --
Of serpents and certainty --
The nature of science --
What does "theory" mean? --
What is evolution? --
What is creationism? --
What is intelligent design? --
Is there evidence supporting intelligent design? --
Human arrogance --
In the beginning --
The unnecessary choice --
What are we to believe?
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He urges his fellow Christians to refuse to participate in the intellectually stifling debate over evolution and creationism/intelligent design.  Read more...

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Covers the Christian debate over Darwin-and finds that much of the controversy in the U.S. over evolution is manufactured on a complete, often willful miss-appreciation of basic science. Chapters Read more...

 
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