Trying Biology

The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools
Author: Adam R. Shapiro
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602959X
Category: History
Page: 208
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In Trying Biology, Adam R. Shapiro convincingly dispels many conventional assumptions about the 1925 Scopes “monkey” trial. Most view it as an event driven primarily by a conflict between science and religion. Countering this, Shapiro shows the importance of timing: the Scopes trial occurred at a crucial moment in the history of biology textbook publishing, education reform in Tennessee, and progressive school reform across the country. He places the trial in this broad context—alongside American Protestant antievolution sentiment—and in doing so sheds new light on the trial and the historical relationship of science and religion in America. For the first time we see how religious objections to evolution became a prevailing concern to the American textbook industry even before the Scopes trial began. Shapiro explores both the development of biology textbooks leading up to the trial and the ways in which the textbook industry created new books and presented them as “responses” to the trial. Today, the controversy continues over textbook warning labels, making Shapiro’s study—particularly as it plays out in one of America’s most famous trials—an original contribution to a timely discussion.

Morals Not Knowledge

Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict Between Religion and Science
Author: John H. Evans
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520297431
Category: Religion
Page: 210
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"Academics have long claimed that the relationship between religion and science concerns knowledge of the physical world, and that conflict ensues because religion has one way of knowing and science another. For example, it is claimed that to find the age of the Earth religious people look to holy scripture and scientists look at the age of rocks. This book shows that this is indeed true among the elites who focus on this debate. However, contrary to the assumptions of elites and public discourse in general, that same relationship and conflict does not exist between religious citizens and science. This book shows that regular religious people in the U.S. are at most in conflict over a few fact claims with science, and that this limited conflict does not lead to conflict with scientific claims writ large. More importantly, American religion has changed since the 1960s, de-emphasizing knowledge claims about the physical world, and becoming more focused on social relationships and thus morality. This book shows that any religion and science debate in the public is not about scientific claims about nature, such as the age of the Earth, but rather about morality - and opposition to the morality implicitly promoted by scientists"--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to the History of American Science


Author: Georgina M. Montgomery,Mark A. Largent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405156252
Category: History
Page: 712
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A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement

After the Monkey Trial

Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism
Author: Christopher M. Rios
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823256693
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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In the well-known Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925, famously portrayed in the film and play Inherit the Wind, William Jennings Bryan's fundamentalist fervor clashed with defense attorney Clarence Darrow's aggressive agnosticism, illustrating what current scholars call the conflict thesis. It appeared, regardless of the actual legal question of the trial, that Christianity and science were at war with each other. Decades later, a new generation of evangelical scientists struggled to restore peace. After the Monkey Trial is the compelling history of those evangelical scientists in Britain and America who, unlike their fundamentalist cousins, supported mainstream scientific conclusions of the world and resisted the anti-science impulses of the era. This book focuses on two organizations, the American Scientific Affiliation and the Research Scientists' Christian Fellowship (today Christians in Science), who for more than six decades have worked to reshape the evangelical engagement with science and redefine what it means to be a creationist.

Nebraska History


Author: Addison Erwin Sheldon,James Lee Sellers,James C. Olson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nebraska
Page: N.A
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In the Beginning

Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement
Author: Michael Lienesch
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807830968
Category: History
Page: 338
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Examining the political origins of creationism, a study of the role of fundamentalism in the antievolution movement through the 1920s details early twentieth-century debates over Darwinism in educational institutions and government, analyzes the Scopes trial and its significance, and traces the rise of creation science and the theory of intelligent design.

The American Biology Teacher


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biology
Page: N.A
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The Epic of Evolution

Science and Religion in Dialogue
Author: James Bradley Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
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For courses in Anthropology and Human Evolution. This collection of essays offers students the academic basis for discussing science and religion. The papers offer a better appreciation of the complexity of thinking in both scientific and religious traditions on evolution and the fertile common ground that is still in great need of exploration.

Essays in Arts and Sciences


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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Wie das Zebra zu seinen Streifen kommt

Essays zur Naturgeschichte
Author: GOULD
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034864655
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
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Politics and the Restraint of Science


Author: Leonard A. Cole
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 187
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ASR


Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Pacific Discovery


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Boundaries of faith

geographical perspectives on religious fundamentalism
Author: Roger W. Stump
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 249
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Boundaries of Faith explores religious fundamentalism as a social and cultural phenomenon, one whose influence has spread dramatically in recent decades. Indeed, religious fundamentalism has become a significant force in the cultural dynamics of contemporary societies around the world. This clear and balanced text focuses on the regional factors that encourage the development of fundamentalist movements and on the local and international consequences of the rise of such movements.

Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science


Author: Tennessee Academy of Science
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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List of members in each volume.

Major Problems in American History: Since 1865


Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman,Jon Gjerde
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780618678334
Category: History
Page: 432
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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this book introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in US history. It contains primary documents, secondary sources, chapter introductions, separate introductions to documents and essays in every chapter, bibliographies, and documentation of sources.

The New Republic


Author: Herbert David Croly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political science
Page: N.A
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Tisha

die Geschichte einer jungen Lehrerin in der Wildnis von Alaska
Author: Anne Hobbs Purdy,Robert Specht
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473580323
Category:
Page: 478
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Topics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Nation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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