Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths
Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths

Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths

A Critical Inquiry

PHILOSOPHY

320 Pages, 6 x 9

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Paperback, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: June 2004

ISBN 9781555914585

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Overview

"I offer no comfort to religious fundamentalists or evolutionists...Both are passe and represent only a quarrel within the Western belief system, not an accurate rendering of Earth history." With this opening salvo, Vine Deloria Jr. launches a witty and erudite assault on the current state of evolutionary theory, science, and religion. Using the tension between evolutionists and creationists in Kansas in the 1990s as a focal point, Deloria takes Western science and religion to task, providing a critical assessment of the flaws and anomalies in each side's arguments. As he incorporates non-Western and Native American ideas, as well as the concept of "Intelligent Design," Deloria provides us with a framework to better understand our origins.

Reviews

"Certain to be controversial; likely to outrage the faithful of both camps; and a stunning good read." —Booklist

"Vine Deloria's scholarly Native American take on evolution and creationism is both witty and revelatory." —Studs Terkel

Author Biography

Vine Deloria Jr., is a leading Native American scholar whose research writings, and teaching have encompassed history, law, religious studies, and political science. He is the former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians. Named by Time magazine as one of the eleven greatest religious thinkers of the twentieth century, he is the author of numerous acclaimed books, including God is Red, Custer Died for Your Sins, Power and Place, and Red Earth, White Lies. Mr. Deloria lives in Golden, Colorado.