Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Front Line

Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Front Line

Jason Rosenhouse


Why achieve this many american citizens reject the trendy concept of evolution? Why does creationism, completely refuted via scientists, maintain such attractiveness one of the public? Is the perceived clash among evolution and Christianity actual, or is it in basic terms an phantasm odd to Protestant fundamentalism?

Seeking solutions to those questions, mathematician Jason Rosenhouse turned a standard attendee at creationist meetings and different gatherings. After ten years of attending occasions just like the massive construction Mega-Conference in Lynchburg, Virginia, and traveling websites just like the construction Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, and after countless numbers of strangely pleasant conversations with creationists of various stripes, he has emerged with a narrative to inform, a narrative that is going well past the standard stereotypes of Bible-thumping lovers railing opposed to coldly rational scientists. via anecdotes, own reflections, and medical and philosophical dialogue, Rosenhouse provides a extra down-to-earth photo of recent creationism and the folk who espouse it. he's neither polemical nor insulting, yet he doesn't pull punches while he spots an blunders within the logical or clinical reasoning of creationists, particularly once they wander into his personal box, arithmetic. alongside the best way, he additionally tells the tale of his personal nonbeliever's try and comprehend an enormous element of yankee faith. pressured to combat together with his perspectives approximately God and evolution, Rosenhouse came upon himself drawn right into a new global of rules formerly unknown to him, arriving at a sharper realizing of the truth of science-versus-religion disputes, and the way those debates glance to these past the ivory tower.

A own memoir of 1 scientist's try and come to grips with this controversy-by immersing himself within the tradition of the anti-evolutionists-Among the Creationists is a good, clean, and insightful account of the fashionable American debate over Darwinism.

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