Science & Education

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Matt Young and Paul K. Strode: Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails)

Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-8135-4550-9, 224 pages, price: $21.95
  • Kostas Kampourakis
Book Review

There are so many books on evolution and creationism. So who needs another one? That was my first thought when I came across the book by Young and Strode. Well, it seems that this is not just another book on the evolution–creation controversy. This is actually a book on the Nature of Science, which aims to explain what counts as science and what does not. In doing this, the book successfully shows what the title claims: that evolutionary explanations of biological phenomena work whereas creationist explanations fail.

In particular, the book is a well documented defense of evolutionary biology as a scientific discipline and consequently of evolution as a natural fact. In the same time, the book manages to show that the various forms of Creationism and Intelligent Design are pseudoscience, and should not be presented as an alternative to evolutionary theory. Hence, there can be no “equal time” claim for intelligent design in science classrooms because it is not science at all.

It should...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geitonas SchoolAthensGreece

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