Free National Academy Book on Evolution!

Another interesting book, hot off the press (well, electronic press) in 2008:

“WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) today released SCIENCE, EVOLUTION, AND CREATIONISM, a book designed to give the public a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the current scientific understanding of evolution and its importance in the science classroom.”

Check it out! More details from the book cover:

“a group of experts assembled by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine explain the fundamental methods of science, document the overwhelming evidence in support of biological evolution, and evaluate the alternative perspectives offered by advocates of various kinds of creationism, including “intelligent design.” The book explores the many fascinating inquiries being pursued that put the science of evolution to work in preventing and treating human disease, developing new agricultural products, and fostering industrial innovations. The book also presents the scientific and legal reasons for not teaching creationist ideas in public school science classes. “

Entomology fans note: May Berenbaum was one of the experts consulted.

(Wiggle of antennae to Millard Fillmore for pointing the book release out! )

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One thought on “Free National Academy Book on Evolution!

  1. Bonjour Bug Girl,

    This strange discussion about evolution vs. creationism seems to a real US home made pie.

    Yesterday, I saw on the telly the Governor of Georgia (I am not absolute sure if it was G, sorry) praying publicly for rain. It seems there is a water shortage as it did not rain there lately.

    So what is going on? Slowly sliding down the ladder towards some dark age?

    Georg

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