The Creationists by Ronald M. Numbers

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A chronicle of the scientific creationism movement explains the beliefs of recent creationists--who believe that the earth's history is only ten thousand years old--and surveys the scientific and religious responses to evolutionary theory.
 

About Ronald M. Numbers

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Ronald L. Numbers is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
 
Published September 1, 1992 by Knopf. 458 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Numbers's objectivity, eye for anecdote, and knack for deciphering the enigmas of science and pseudoscience make this the best history of creationism to date--a landmark work in the field.

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In Inherit the Wind, Hollywood's version of the 1925 "Monkey Trial" in which John Scopes was convicted of teaching Darwin's theories in a Tennessee public school, Frederick March thundered and glowered as a William Jennings Bryan-style character, the Bible-thumping creationist whose "old time rel...

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Pious charlatans, firebrand demagogues and scientific cranks stalk the pages of this scholarly, thoroughgoing, at times plodding history of the modern revival of creationism.

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