Trial and Error traces the coverage or lack thereof, of evolution in textbooks used in American public schools from the mid-1800s to the present. While the teaching of Darwinian evolution was common and not controversial in the late 19th century and into the early 20th century, the debates
between evolutionists and creationists, those who argue that the Biblical theory of origins deserves equal treatment, have flared throughout the twentieth century--first in the 1920s, most famously in the Scopes trial; again in the 1960s, when the regional legislation banning the teaching of
evolution was overturned, notably in Arkansas and Louisiana; and throughout the 1980s with various controversies over science textbooks, including California. Larson proposes to bring the subject up to the present through a discussion of recent trends, including the "intelligent design" movement,
led by Phillip Johnson, a revised form of anti-evolutionism that gained popularity on college campuses; the impact of Michael Behe's versions of evolution; and debates over what counts as evidence for and against evolution--all of which have influenced debates over science standards, particularly at
state and local levels. This new chapter will chronicle anti-evolution actions in Kansas and elsewhere and counter-actions by the National Academy of Science and other anti-creationist groups. This updated classic work presents a balanced historical interpretation of legal and educational debates
over evolutionism, and will appeal to those interested in the fields of history, religion, science, and law.
About the Author :
Edward J Larson has contributed to Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution as an author.
Edward J. Larson is the author of seven books and the recipient of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial" and "America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion." His other books include "Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory; Evolution's Workshop; God and Science on the Galapagos Islands;" and "Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution." Larson has also written over one hundred articles, most of which address topics of law, science, or politics from an historical perspective, which have appeare
|Title:||Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution||Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Author:||Edward J Larson|
|No. of Pages:||288|
* The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
* These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.
www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.
Safe & Secure Shopping