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
View: 1185
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
View: 2038
"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
View: 4432
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
View: 2666
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.

Wie das Zebra zu seinen Streifen kommt

Essays zur Naturgeschichte
Author: GOULD
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034864655
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
View: 380

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
View: 6884
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.

Darwins Black Box

biochemische Einwände gegen die Evolutionstheorie
Author: Michael J. Behe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935197540
Page: 486
View: 8220

Eugenik und andere Übel

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351873637X
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
View: 8509
Die Debatten um die Reproduktionsmedizin und die Erblichkeit der Intelligenz werfen Fragen auf nach der Kontinuität eugenischer Praktiken, d. h. der Optimierung menschlicher Eigenschaften durch die Steuerung des Fortpflanzungsverhaltens. Dieses Programm ist eng verknüpft mit dem »Dritten Reich«, Zwangssterilisationen und der Vernichtung »unwerten Lebens«. Doch schon vor Beginn der Naziherrschaft warnten Autoren wie Aldous Huxley und Gilbert Keith Chesterton hellsichtig vor den Gefahren der Eugenik. Chestertons Essay "Eugenik und andere Übel" zeigt grundlegende Probleme eugenischen Denkens auf und liegt nun erstmals auf deutsch vor. Thomas Lemke erläutert den historischen Kontext und zeigt, daß Chestertons Mahnungen nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren haben.

Evolutionstheorie und Schöpfungsglaube

neue Perspektiven der Debatte
Author: Hubert Philipp Weber,Rudolf Langthaler
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 3847101404
Category: Religion
Page: 428
View: 2121
English summary: After the Darwin-Jubilee in 2009, well known experts of various disciplines of science, philosophy and theology should evaluate the situation of the discussion between evolution theory and the belief in creation. Charles Darwin's theory and its continuation in modern evolutionary biology got in a constructive discussion with philosophy, theory of science and theology. This process should avoid any ideological hangovers, get over barriers, offer new perspectives of dialogue also on pending questions. This volume collects edited contributions to this interdisciplinary discourse, that took place at the University of Vienna in February 2010.German description: Darwins Theorie und ihre Weiterbildungen in der modernen Evolutionsbiologie ins Gesprach zu bringen mit Fragen der Philosophie, der Wissenschaftstheorie und der Theologie - das ist das Ziel dieses Bandes. Weltanschauliche Altlasten und Barrieren werden uberwunden und neue Perspektiven der Debatte - aber auch nach wie vor offene Sachfragen - sondiert. Der Band ist in vier Bereiche gegliedert: Grundlagen und Methoden der Evolutionstheorie, Evolutionstheorie im Dialog der verschiedenen Disziplinen, zukunftsgerichtete Versuche, Evolution weiterzudenken, sowie Evolutionstheorie und Anthropologie. Der Band umfasst die uberarbeiteten Beitrage dieser interdisziplinaren Gesprache, die im Februar 2010 an der Universitat Wien gefuhrt wurden.

The Epic of Evolution

Science and Religion in Dialogue
Author: James Bradley Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
View: 7799
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.

The American Biology Teacher

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biology
Page: N.A
View: 6667

Essays in Arts and Sciences

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
View: 1113

Politics and the Restraint of Science

Author: Leonard A. Cole
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Category: Science
Page: 187
View: 7525

Das Buch Merlin

das unveröffentlichte fünfte Buch von "König auf Camelot"
Author: Terence Hanbury White
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608875256
Category: Arthurian romances
Page: 176
View: 1860


Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
View: 7689
Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Pacific Discovery

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 8237

Boundaries of faith

geographical perspectives on religious fundamentalism
Author: Roger W. Stump
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Category: Religion
Page: 249
View: 9097
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
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 9895
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
View: 9626
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.