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A comprehensive and informed critique of creationism,
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This review is from: Science and Earth History: The Evolution/Creation Controversy (Hardcover)
This is a clearly written and remarkably comprehensive treatment of all the young-earthers' arguments. If anything, the detail is excessive. The volume functions more as a reference work than as something you would want to read through from cover to cover.
The weird comedy of young earth creationism, in which the biblical account of the flood becomes literal truth (how exactly did the platypus mom and dad get from Mt. Ararat to Australia?), is perhaps scarcely worth debunking, but Strahler does it exhaustively. He is familiar with all the bizarre inventions of young-earthers -- the "canopy" that vented the rains for the flood, etc. -- and deals with them in an easy, humorous manner that is willing to concede the weaker points of geology and evolution as they come up.
If you are looking for a critique of the more intelligent arguments offered by old-earth creationists such as Michael Behe, however, this volume is not the best choice.
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