1300 36 33 32

In 1997, even as Pope John Paul II was conceding that evolution was "more than just a theory", local school boards and state legislatures in the USA were still wrangling over the teaching of origins - and nearly half all Americans polled believed in the special creation of the first humans. Why do so many Americans still resist the ideas laid out by Darwin in "On the Origin of Species"? Focusing on crucial aspects of the history of Darwinism in America, Ronald Numbers attempts to get to the heart of this question. Assessing the facts, Numbers refutes a host of widespread misconceptions: about the impact of Darwin's work on the religious ideas of scientists; about the character of the issues that exercised scientists of the immediate post-Darwin generation; about the Scopes trial of 1925 and its consequences for American schools; and about the regional and denominational distribution of pro- and anti-evolutionary sentiments.

Buy Darwinism Comes to America book by Ronald L. Numbers from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674193123
ISBN-10: 0674193121
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Darwinism Comes to America book by Ronald L. Numbers and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Ronald L. Numbers

Ronald L. Numbers is Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin--Madison. He has served as president of the History of Science Society, the American Society of Church History, and the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, Division of the History of Science and Technology.

Books By Author Ronald L. Numbers

Newton's Apple and Other Myths About Science by Ronald L. Numbers

Newton's Apple and Other Myths About Science

Hardback, November 2015
$48.59
Ellen Harmon White by Ronald L. Numbers

Ellen Harmon White

Paperback, May 2014
$39.56
Gods in America by Ronald L. Numbers

Gods in America

Hardback, September 2013
$119.65
Wrestling with Nature by Ronald L. Numbers

Wrestling with Nature

Paperback, May 2011
$78.30