The Counter-Creationism Handbook

The Counter-Creationism Handbook

Those opposed to the teaching of evolution often make well-rehearsed claims about the science that sound powerful and convincing. And many people who support the teaching of evolution—students, teachers, parents, administrators—do not have the background to respond. They know that scientists have thoroughly dismantled these arguments, but they don't have a handy way of responding to these attacks. The Counter-Creationism Handbook is a one-stop resource for addressing over 400 of the most prevalent claims made by creationists. Each claim is followed by a succinct and scientifically valid rebuttal, and the book includes print and on-line resources for further reading and information.

The Counter-Creationism Handbook:

* Covers claims made about the disciplines of philosophy, biology, paleontology, geology, astronomy, physics and mathematics, history, and more.

* Addresses the claims of Biblical creationism, intelligent design creationism, and some creationism based on non-Christian religions.

* Includes an introduction on how to address creationists in different venues, how to deal with novel claims, and why accurate science is important.

* Is organized thematically, with extensive cross-referencing.

Title:The Counter-Creationism Handbook
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780520249264
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    The Counter-Creationism Handbook Reviews

  • Jene

    Very useful if you are an debate lover. Whoever decided to make this book was a genius. It has everything you need, in almost every scientific field to logically battle the unlogical mind of creationi...

  • Steven Peterson

    This is an interesting resource regarding the creationism-evolution "debate." It might usefully be read in conjunction with Eugenie Scott's "Evolution vs. Creationism," which provides quotations from ...

  • Robu-sensei

    This book is an ideal "practical" companion to a more philosophical treatment of the creation-evolution "controversy," such as Michael Shermer's Why Darwin Matters. A reference work by design (heh-heh...

  • Yaboiksar

    A very in depth and handy book to have when debating someone of the religious persuasion. While it doesn't exactly read as a novel and more of a "go to" research book, it was still engrossing.I've fou...

  • Mark

    I liked this book, it is a breakdown of all the science that counters the pseudo science and outright misrepresentations of creation arguments....

  • Chad

    Excellent book. Very well organised with many references. Answers the majority of questions brought up by Creationists....

  • Ana Mardoll

    Counter-Creationism Handbook / 978-0-520-24926-4I first encountered most of these counter-creationism arguments online, on the TalkOrigins website, and found all of the arguments to be well-reasoned, ...

  • John

    A Handy Guide To Rebutting Creationist Objections To Valid Mainstream ScienceWhile I believe that there are other, better books currently available which delve into the legal and philosophical issues ...

  • David

    This book is very well described by its title. It is an encyclopedia collection of claims made by various creationist and intelligent design writers, together with brief responses from the scientific ...

  • Brad Belschner

    I haven't read the book, but I've read the online compendium, which appears to be identical:http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/li...Basically it's a thorough list of all young earth creationist argume...