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Paleontology Lite and Copernican Discoveries

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses Paul Chien’s designation as the intelligent design movement’s paleontology expert, even though Chien, a marine biologist, has no credentials in paleontology. It provides an ... More


God and Nature: Creationists

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Here are biographical profiles of scientists who do see God behind nature: Kurt Wise, a young‐earth paleontologist; John Wiester, a geology educator and an activist; Henry Morris, an engineer and a ... More


Design Discourse

Alvin Plantinga

in Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812097
eISBN:
9780199928590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 7 focused on cosmological fine-tuning arguments for the conclusion that our world has been designed. This chapter considers biological arguments for the same conclusion. Chief among these is ... More


Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Edward J. Larson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book 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 ... More


Irreducible Complexity

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author considers the most significant biological argument of intelligent design supporters: the notion of “irreducible complexity.” In The Origin of Species Charles Darwin wrote, ... More


Rhetorical Legerdemain

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author considers rhetorical techniques that prove to be an immensely frustrating point of contact between young-Earth creationism and intelligent design (ID) proponents, with ... More


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