The Scientific Case Against Scientific Creationism

by jon alston



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/10/2003

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9780595291083

About the Book

Sociologist Jon P. Alston offers a unique and clear analysis of the weaknesses of scientific creationism and intelligent design by identifying what creationists say when they reject evidence for evolution. He demonstrates how scientific creationists accept non-scientific statements that contradict established scientific knowledge. Acceptance of anti-evolutionary knowledge also demands acceptance of a literal six-day creation and other statements contradicting scientific findings.

Few persons have read so closely the writings of scientific creationists to illustrate how anti-scientific anti-evolutionists become when they criticize the fact of evolution. Creationists are forced to develop "just-so" stories to defend their literal interpretations of Biblical scripture. Alston finds creationists cannot defend their religious beliefs using established scientific methodologies and principles.

About the Author

Jon P. Alston is Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University. He is the author of seven other books and more than seventy journal articles and anthology contributions. Dr. Alston taught sociology of religion classes and conducted research on American religious attitudes and behavior for over twenty years. For the last ten years he has researched the influence of culture in business-related behavior in Asia and Europe. He continues to have a special interest in the cultural dimension of religious controversies in the United States.