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review by gert korthof
22 Jan 1998
Douglas Futuyma: Science on Trial.
About the author|
Douglas Futuyma is the author of a widely used college textbook on evolution: 'Evolutionary Biology' and has been editor of 'Evolution', the leading international journal of evolutionary research.
About the book
This book first appeared in 1982, and the second edition appeared in 1995. This book is for the reader who has little background in biology or in science generally. It is an introduction to creation/evolution controversy from an evolutionist. According to Futuyma, 'Evolution has the status of fact' and 'the attack on evolution is an attack on science in general'.
The case for evolution has two sides: positive evidence –that evolution has occurred; and negative evidence –that the natural world does not conform to our expectation of what an omnipotent Creator would have created.
In the chapter 'Creationist Arguments', the work of Duane Gish and Henry Morris is discussed. The chapter 'The Case for Evolution' reads as a summary of the book. The Appendix contains 'Some Creationist Arguments, and Some Appropriate Responses':
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