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    How to Debate a Creationist: 25 Creationists Arguments and 25 Evolutionists Answers. Michael Shermer. Skeptics Society, 1997. This well-researched refutation
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      How to Debate a Creationist: 25 Creationists' Arguments and 25
      Evolutionists' Answers. Michael Shermer. Skeptics Society, 1997. This
      well-researched refutation of creationist claims deals in more depth
      with many of the same scientific arguments raised here, as well as
      other philosophical problems. Skeptic magazine routinely covers
      creation/evolution debates and is a solid, thoughtful source on the
      subject: www.skeptic.com

      Defending Evolution in the Classroom: A Guide to the
      Creation/Evolution Controversy. Brian J. Alters and Sandra M. Alters.
      Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2001. This up-to-date overview of the
      creation/evolution controversy explores the issues clearly and
      readably, with a full appreciation of the cultural and religious
      influences that create resistance to teaching evolution. It, too,
      uses a question-and-answer format that should be particularly
      valuable for teachers.

      Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of
      Sciences. Second edition. National Academy Press, 1999. This concise
      booklet has the backing of the country's top scientific authorities.
      Although its goal of making a clear, brief statement necessarily
      limits the detail with which it can pursue its arguments, the
      publication serves as handy proof that the scientific establishment
      unwaveringly supports evolution. It is also available at
      The Triumph of Evolution and the Failure of Creationism. Niles
      Eldredge. W. H. Freeman and Company, 2000. The author, a leading
      contributor to evolution theory and a curator at the American Museum
      of Natural History in New York City, offers a scathing critique of
      evolution's opponents.

      Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics. Edited by Robert T.
      Pennock. Bradford Books/MIT Press, 2001. For anyone who wishes to
      understand the "intelligent design" controversy in detail, this book
      is a terrific one-volume summary of the scientific, philosophical and
      theological issues. Philip E. Johnson, Michael J. Behe and William A.
      Dembski make the case for intelligent design in their chapters and
      are rebutted by evolutionists, including Pennock, Stephen Jay Gould
      and Richard Dawkins.

      Talk.Origins archive (www.talkorigins.org). This wonderfully thorough
      online resource compiles useful essays and commentaries that have
      appeared in Usenet discussions about creationism and evolution. It
      offers detailed discussions (some of which may be too sophisticated
      for casual readers) and bibliographies relating to virtually any
      objection to evolution that creationists might raise.

      National Center for Science Education Web site (www.ncseweb.org). The
      center is the only national organization that specializes in
      defending the teaching of evolution against creationist attacks.
      Offering resources for combating misinformation and monitoring
      antievolution legislation, it is ideal for staying current with the
      ongoing public debate.

      PBS Web site for evolution (www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/). Produced as
      a companion to the seven-part television series Evolution, this site
      is an enjoyable guide to evolutionary science. It features multimedia
      tools for teaching evolution. The accompanying book, Evolution, by
      Carl Zimmer (HarperCollins, 2001), is also useful for explaining
      evolution to doubters.
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