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For the Rock Record Geologists on Intelligent Design

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By: Jill S Schneiderman(Editor), Warren D Allmon(Editor)
261 pages, illustrations
For the Rock Record
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  • For the Rock Record ISBN: 9780520257597 Paperback Mar 2009 Out of Print #178096
  • For the Rock Record ISBN: 9780520257580 Hardback Apr 2009 Out of Print #178095
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According to the idea of intelligent design, nature's complexity is the result of deliberate planning by a supernatural creative force. To date, most scientific arguments against this form of creationism have been made by evolutionary biologists. In For the Rock Record, a team of earth scientists reveals that the flaws of intelligent design are not limited to the biological sciences. Indeed, the geological sciences offer some of the best refutation of intelligent design arguments.

For the Rock Record is dedicated to the proposition that the idea of intelligent design should be of serious concern to everyone.

Editors Jill S. Schneiderman and Warren D. Allmon have gathered leading figures from the geological community with a wide range of viewpoints that go to the heart of the debate over what is and is not science. The purveyors of intelligent design theories and its kindred philosophies threaten the scientific literacy that our society needs by confusing faith and the practice of science. This collection offers a much-needed response.

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Jill S. Schneiderman is Professor of Earth Science at Vassar College. Warren D. Allmon is Director of the Paleontological Research Institute in Ithaca, New York, and Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University.

Out of Print
By: Jill S Schneiderman(Editor), Warren D Allmon(Editor)
261 pages, illustrations
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"This eclectic book is a valuable contribution to the literature on creationism and the earth sciences."
Reports of the National Center For Science Education

"Engagingly intellectual [...] Anyone who teaches geology or evolution should read this book."
Earth Magazine

"A constructive contribution [...] Readers will enjoy."
Perspectives In Science And Christian Faith

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