Monkey Girl

Monkey Girl

Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

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A detailed examination of the contentious debate between evolution and intelligent design teaching systems challenging American public education today chronicles a Pennsylvania school's decision to mandate the teaching of a blend of both and the intense culture war that ensued. 35,000 first printing.

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What should we teach our children about where we come from?

Is evolution good science? Is it a lie? Is it incompatible with faith?

Did Charles Darwin really say man came from monkeys? Have scientists really detected "intelligent design"—evidence of a creator—in nature?

What happens when a town school board decides to confront such questions head-on, thrusting its students, then an entire community, onto the front lines of America’s culture wars?

From bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize– winning journalist Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial.Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, the epic court case on teaching "intelligent design" it spawned, and the national struggle over what Americans believe about human origins.

Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, Monkey Girl is about what happens when science and religion collide.



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If the conflicts about evolution and the teaching of human origins are to continue, says Humes, let the combatants be armed with fact not fiction. He begins with a brief summary of 2004 events in Dover, Pennsylvania, then sets out the tenets of evolution theory and the objections to it in non-technical language and an informal style. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An examination of the contentious debate between evolution and intelligent design teaching systems challenging American public education today chronicles a Pennsylvania school's decision to mandate the teaching of a blend of both and the intense culture war that ensued.

Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780060885489
0060885483
Branch Call Number: 231.7652 HUMES
Notes: Includes index

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naturalist
Sep 12, 2013

Gravity -- a theory in crisis. For the crushing defeat of the creationist "wedge strategy", watch Judgment Day : Intelligent Design on Trial 2008 DVD 344.748077 DOV JUD (3 copies in the EPL collections as of January 2104 -- 0 copies as of October 2015 -- strange how that happens) about Tammy Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al. (400 F. Supp. 2d 707, Docket no. 4cv2688)

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Jan 17, 2012

ST review 2/18/07 K7. Dover PA judge's decision.

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