- 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
- (p.215) Epilogue
- Among the Creationists
- Oxford University Press
In this epilogue, the author presents his conclusions about evolution and creationism. In particular, he rejects the idea that evolution and Christianity can easily coexist, that anti-evolutionism is primarily about an idiosyncratic interpretation of the Bible clung to by a handful of extremists, and that some nineteenth-century Protestants “enthusiastically embraced” evolution. To him, of far greater concern are the implications of evolution for human significance, the cruelty of the evolutionary process, and the demise of the traditional design argument. He also considers two of the contentious topics discussed during the Sixth International Conference on Creationism, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in August 2008: theistic evolution and methodological naturalism. He concludes by claiming that creationists are wrong about important things, and their ideology must be vigorously opposed whenever it attempts to influence public policy or education.
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