- Title Pages
- List of Figures
- 1 Studies in Insularity
- 2 Showdown at Subway
- 3 The Prospects for Agreeable Disagreements
- 4 How I Got Here
- 5 My Problems with Religion
- 6 An Introduction to Evolution
- 7 An Introduction to Creationism
- 8 Literalism and Other Canards
- 9 Browsing the Bookstore
- 10 The Best Evidence That God Created
- 11 Fossils, Human and Otherwise
- 12 On Information
- 13 Movies and Television
- 14 The Marginality of Genesis 1
- 15 Intelligent Design vs. Young-Earth Creationism
- 16 Rhetorical Legerdemain
- 17 Conversion Stories
- 18 On Religious Experience
- 19 Creation as Fishtank
- 20 Methodological Naturalism
- 21 Irreducible Complexity
- 22 Creation Cinema
- 23 Creation and Corruption
- 24 Groaning under the Curse
- 25 From Catastrophe to Consummation
- 26 What Does Genesis Mean?
- 27 Theological Phlogiston
- 28 Why I Love Being Jewish
- 29 Building the Creation Model
- 30 Inevitable Humans?
- 31 Unpleasantness
- 32 Conversations in Bookstores
- 33 Is the Earth at the Center of the Universe?
- 34 Things I Learned at the Banquet
Showdown at Subway
Showdown at Subway
- (p.8) 2 Showdown at Subway
- Among the Creationists
- Oxford University Press
In this chapter, the author reflects on his conversations with the creationists and laments their insularity and scientific ignorance. He recalls attending a conference called “Darwin vs. Design,” held in March 2007 in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was devoted to intelligent design, a softer version of creationism born of various pro-evolution court decisions during the 1980s. The author had a discussion with a woman about science, religion, morality, and the Bible. In particular, he mentions the woman's argument that the resurrection of Jesus is history. Another woman claimed that God will grant the author an awakening and that he will come to Jesus and that they will meet again in heaven.
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