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Ambivalent Design

Many skeptics are sincere, if misinformed, in their doubt of evolution. But personal conviction and opinion cannot change the material world and space in which we live. A better understanding of science, scientific theory and evolutionary theory may help to clarify these doubts once and for all.

The majority of arguments against evolution (and other sciences) are based upon the idea that they are opposed to religion. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

CONTENTS

SCIENCE
- What it Is
- What It’s Not
- Validation
SCIENTIFIC THEORY
- What it Is
- What It’s Not
- Hypothesis
- Scientific Law
EVOLUTIONARY THEORY
- What It Is
- Adaptation and Speciation
- Natural Selection
- What It’s Not
- Common Ancestor
- Only a Theory
INTELLIGENT DESIGN (ID)
CREATIONISM
COMPARING ID AND CREATIONISM
DEBUNKING ID ARGUMENTS
EDUCATION
ATTITUDES
POPULAR OPINION
SEPARATING CHURCH FROM STATE
REJECTING SCIENCE
TAKING INTELLIGENT DESIGN SERIOUSLY
CONCLUSION
SUMMARY

REVIEW

Science is open-minded but not empty-headed. A.D. Rosenberg's book doesn't pretend to provide a platform or even an audience for anti-scientific nonsense. He exposes it for what it is, succinctly and clearly. Why put a happy face on an ideology that insists on keeping students ignorant and even miseducated? Read and use this book often.
--Dr. Kevin Padian - Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley; President, National Center for Science Education.