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The Panda's Black Box

Opening up the Intelligent Design Controversy

The Panda's Black Box( )
Editor: Comfort, Nathaniel C.
Foreword by: Kevles, Daniel J.
Author: Gilbert, Scott
Larson, Edward J.
Maienschein, Jane
Ruse, Michael
Young, Robert M.
ISBN:978-0-8018-8599-0
Publication Date:May 2007
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

The debate over Intelligent Design seemingly represents an extension of the fundamental conflict between creationists and evolutionists. ID proponents, drawing on texts such as Darwin's Black Box and Of Pandas and People, urge schools to "teach the controversy" in biology class alongside evolution. The scientific mainstream has reacted with fury, branding Intelligent Design as pseudoscience and its advocates as religious fanatics.

But stridency misses the point, argues...
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Book Details
Pages:200
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Religion & Science
Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Philosophy / General
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.304 x 8.112 x 0.695 Inches
Book Weight:0.638 Pounds
Author Biography
Gilbert, Scott (Editor)
Edward John Larson (born in 1953) is an American historian and legal scholar. He is University Professor of history and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. The book argues that Inherit the Wind (both the play and the movie) misrepresented the actual Scopes Trial.

Larson was born in Mansfield, Ohio, and attended Mansfield public schools. He graduated from Williams College and received his law degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin--Madison. In 2004, Larson received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from The Ohio State University. He held the Fulbright Program's John Adams Chair in American Studies in 2000-2001. In 2015 his biography The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789, became listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

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