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The Evolution Debate

Darwinism vs. Intelligent Design

Series: Issues in Focus Today

By Sherri Mabry Gordon

Some Americans say that human beings are the product of evolution, and others claim that an intelligent designer must be behind life on Earth. The controversy has even focused on what should be taught in public schools. Author Sherri Mabry Gordon presents the arguments on both sides and shows how religion, politics, law, and science interact to affect what students learn and what people believe.

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Reviews

"This book is most notable for its unbiased presentation of the arguments on each side of this contentious debate."

School Library Journal, April 2009

"Gordon discusses both sides of the argument and looks at how it has played out in classrooms and the political realm."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2009

"This book is very readable, full of information, and very balanced."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"The book is informative and accessible . . . The main ideas of each theory are explained clearly and carefully and the basis for the controversy is well documented . . . While the debate will no doubt go on, young readers can get a good grasp of the basics in this timely book."

Children's Literature

". . . impeccably balanced presentation of the arguments on both sides of the heated debate . . . Excellent sidebars, chapter notes, and sources make this a fine starting place for further research."

School Library Journal, March 2009

"This is an excellent treatment of the topic . . . the value of this title is that it is a first rate source for research."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2009

"Topics . . . which are essential to understanding the debate are clearly and concisely discussed so that even the novice researcher will have a clear understanding of the various points of view between those who endorse Darwinism and those who have an alternative explanation . . . a first rate source for research."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2009

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