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Science, Evolution, and Creationism Paperback – January 4, 2008
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Every modern book on evolution and creationism should mention the amazing discovery of Tiktaalik, and indeed this book does. On the basis of what we know about evolution, scientists hypothesized where the transitional form between fish and four-legged animals should appear in the fossil record. Scientists then went to that place and found the animal. They called it Tiktaalik. It's an amazing case of evolution making a prediction and the prediction coming true.
Tiktaalik makes for a great story. People of all ages, especially children, engage readily in stories and retain stories better than raw facts. But this book tells the story in a choppy, non-chronological, expository way. I can hardly piece the story together from the book. This amazing opportunity to all at once instill the reader with both scientific process and evidence for evolution was lost. The reader likely will not remember Tiktaalik.
Isn't there a rule of thumb that when writing for the general public one should write at the 5th or 6th grade level? Many sentences have too many clauses. Parenthetic remarks frequently interrupt the train of thought.Read more ›
This book is short, easy to read and contains the basic facts relating to evolution, written in a simplified form such that anyone can understand it.
It discusses the differences between a fact and a theory in science, it illustrates evolution through common descent with modification, the fossil record as well as showing modern examples of evolution through natural selection as seen in bacteria and viruses, guppies and other species.
One of the highlights is the dicussion of religion and its compatibility with evolution.
Downside: The binding busted the first time I opened the book. I had our librarian spiral-bind it for me.
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The book I selected to review was the online publication of Science, Evolution, and Creationism. This online book was published by The National Academies Press and was written by... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Samantha Shearson
This time around I chose a book, which I had no interest in. Sounds like a horrible idea, but it was better than I expected. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jerusalen
Science, Evolution, and Creationism by National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine
“Science, Evolution, and Creationism" is a booklet that provides... Read more
Science, Evolution, and Creationism, written by the National Academy of sciences, is well organized and academic in nature. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Madison
Have you ever wondered where the origin of human being is? Or what is the true definition of evolution? Read more
The book came quickly. Haven't used it a ton, but a good book for those who believe religion contradicts evolution. Too common of a flaw in modern religious communities.Published 20 months ago by Robert
Really enjoyed this book even though it is a little on the basics for what I already know, primarily from reading Eugene Scott's book 'Evolution vs. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Despite its elementary level explanation of evolution and the ongoing yet tedious debate it has with creationism, this was probably one of the most helpful books I've ever... Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by hijodeganas
This booklet, written by members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, examines the current conflict between the theory of evolution and creationism. Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by carina