- Paperback: 301 pages
- Publisher: Answers in Genesis; 1st edition (January 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600920160
- ISBN-13: 978-1600920165
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Evolution Exposed: Your Evolution Answer Book for the Classroom Paperback – January, 2007
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Evolution Exposed is not about the science. It can't be. It is about ideology and dogma, in this case a convoluted and unreasoning strain of Christian fundamentalism, that abracadabra's the cosmos and all living things into existence about 6,000 years ago - the ultimate just-so story.
Folly is fast-tracked when "baraminology" the "classification of living things through the biblical concept of the created kinds" is offered as a superior alternative to phylogeny and taxonomy. We are breathlessly told about "a group of creation scientists called the Biology Study Group" who are "currently attempting to classify animals within created kinds ... based on several criteria, including genetic information and breeding studies." No results from this group are presented - hardly unexpected since creation science (a functional and intellectual oxymoron) faux-research programs and faith-based agendas are limited to quote mining and the deliberate distortion of mainstream science. Phylogeny, based on comparative anatomy, paleontology, and phylogenetics is a vibrant discipline that has given humanity extraordinary insights into the relationship of all life on Earth, past and present.Read more ›
This book is a rehash of fraudulent claims and out-right lies that have been debunked and exposed for decades: some have been known to be false for over 100 years, and it is a gross insult to the reader to be subjected to them.
The writers would have their victims believe that evolution is not an observed fact (which it is); they they proceed to offer bogus and fraudulent "knowledge" and "information" and "discoveries" that pretend to refute the "belief" that evolution did not and does not occur. Worse yet, they clearly demarcate between evolution and evolutionary theory in some of their baseless assertions, and then deliberately confuse the two in a few of their other false claims.
Worse by far, the book makes false assertions under the pretense of asking scientists "questions," and then attacks those assertions as if scientists had made them. This is known as a "strawman attack:" the writers do this because they know that the positions supported and defended by scientists are unasailable, so the writers must create false positions that scientists do not support and defend, and then attack those. It is far easier for Creationists to destroy positions that nobody is defending.
All in all this book is extremely insulting. The book assumes the reader is an ignorant uneducated superstitious savage living in the 8th century, with no access to valid information.
So, a lot of the book is spent outlining the claims of these biology textbooks, graphs of what they say, page references, etc. In fact, this makes up maybe a third of the book or so. The rest of the chapters breakdown by summarizing what these biology textbooks say and then they write a defense of their own position and cite articles to help students look up sources near the end of each chapter. Their method of defense is what is known in Christian apologetic circles as 'presuppositional'. Basically, the overarching thrust of their argument is that modern evolutionary theory and many of its conclusions have too many unverifiable assumptions and presuppositions that have to be assumed in order for evolutionary science to even take place. Thus, by attempting to discredit or at least challenge some of these presuppositions, one can argue that evolutionary science is questionable in many respects.
This isn't a bad book. It's just not for me. It's geared toward teenagers and the arguments are geared towards keeping it simple for their audience.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This resource does an excellent job of presenting a high school level biology class from both an evolutionary and creation science perspective. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Book Addict
Written at a high school/college level. I bought it for my 8th grader and it's over her head (and sometimes mine). I was hoping for something a little more user friendly. Read morePublished 12 months ago by LJ Sierra
Not the most interesting book, but the product itself is what you expectPublished 13 months ago by Amber Hicks
I found this book in my closet from years ago when I was a young earth christian creationist. Safe to say I've given up such delusions and I'm sorry, but I have no respect for... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Philip N.
A book that shows that creationists forgot how to learn. This book covers lies perpetrated by the IDiot movement that have been debunked countless countless times already, yet... Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by M. Khramov
The claims in this book are so poorly supported that any student whether high school and especially college or university would be laughed out of the classroom to purport... Read morePublished on May 21, 2011 by Lulu
Review comments like "both theories require a HUGE amount of faith." are at the heart of the issue. Creationist believe in the "story of creation", evolutionist subscribe to a... Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by D. Norton
"Evolution Exposed," demands clarity and honesty from all evolutionists by revealing the true falsifying of science that has warped the perception of most of the academic... Read morePublished on January 9, 2008 by Greenstone