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Science and Earth History: The Evolution/Creation Controversy Hardcover – November 1, 1999

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This book assesses the attempts of fundamentalist Christians to blend science and religion into a coherent view of the universe, called "creation science," through a literal reading of the book of Genesis. The author, an emeritus professor of geomorphology at Columbia University, examines evidence from astronomy to zoology, and shows that creation science does not meet the criteria of the scientific enterprise. He concludes that it is a belief system that constitutes a pseudoscience at best, a fraud at worst. His analysis is reasoned, balanced, and fair, but, in the end, devastating. Strongly recommended for public libraries. Robert Paul, Dickinson Coll., Carlisle, Penn.
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"...a popular overview of earth history and a scholarly anecdote to the fictions of creationism..." -- Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, December 2001

"A book with a whacking lot of material on both sides of the topic. . . . you will imbibe a dose of rationality designed to dispel misinformation, illogic and muddled thinking. Strongly recommended." -- George W. Earley, The Gate, April, 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 575 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573927171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573927178
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #824,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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