Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths: A Critical Inquiry

Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths: A Critical Inquiry

Vine Deloria Jr. / Sep 15, 2019

Evolution Creationism and Other Modern Myths A Critical Inquiry Deloria takes Western science and religion to task in this witty and erudite assault on the current state of evolutionary theory science and religion Incorporating non Western and Native American id

  • Title: Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths: A Critical Inquiry
  • Author: Vine Deloria Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781555911591
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Deloria takes Western science and religion to task in this witty and erudite assault on the current state of evolutionary theory, science, and religion Incorporating non Western and Native American ideas, as well as the concept of Intelligent Design, Deloria provides us with a framework to better understand our beginnings.

    Creationism Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated from specific acts of divine creation, as opposed to through natural processes, such as evolution. Creationism covers a spectrum of views including evolutionary creationism, citation needed but the term is commonly used for literal creationists who reject various aspects of science, and instead promote Creationism Vs Evolution Scientific American Creationism Vs Evolution The controversy over evolution rages on Win all your debates against creationists with the science in our special report. Frequently Asked Questions About Creationism and Evolution The following is a list of questions that appear frequently in the Usenet newsgroup talk.origins.Brief answers are given for each question along with a pointer to one or relevant files. TalkOrigins Archive Exploring the Creation Evolution Tero Sand and Bob Schadewald Talk.origins is a Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology. creationism Creation Science creationism, to skeptics realizes that The Scientific Mathematician has made our universe and has put His laws into place. Polls Americans believe in evolution, less in creationism. Evolution Is Finally Winning Out Over Creationism A majority of young people endorse the scientific explanation of how humans evolved. Beliefs about origins, including the theory of evolution beleifs about origins of life, the Earth, and the rest of the universe, including theory of evolution and creation science Creation evolution controversy The creation evolution controversy also termed the creation vs evolution debate or the origins debate involves an ongoing, recurring cultural, political, and theological dispute about the origins of the Earth, of humanity, and of other life Creationism was once widely believed to be true, but since the mid th century evolution by natural selection has been established as an empirical ActionBioscience promoting bioscience literacy In some circles, however, opposition to the concept of evolution has persisted to the present The argument from design has recently been revived by a number of academics with scientific credentials, who maintain that their version of the idea unlike Paley s is creationism and creation science The Skeptic s reader comments further reading books and articles Coyne, Jerry A Why Evolution Is True.Viking Adult Cramer, J A General Evolution and the Second Law

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    About "Vine Deloria Jr."

      • Vine Deloria Jr.

        Vine Victor Deloria, Jr was an American Indian author, theologian, historian, and activist He was widely known for his book Custer Died for Your Sins An Indian Manifesto 1969 , which helped generate national attention to Native American issues in the same year as the Alcatraz Red Power Movement From 1964 1967, he had served as executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, increasing tribal membership from 19 to 156 Beginning in 1977, he was a board member of the National Museum of the American Indian, which now has buildings in both New York City and Washington, DC.Deloria began his academic career in 1970 at Western Washington State College at Bellingham, Washington He became Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona 1978 1990 , where he established the first master s degree program in American Indian Studies in the United States After ten years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, he returned to Arizona and taught at the School of Law.


    1. I haven't finished this book yet, but it proposes some interesting critical analyses of both evolution and creationism. The writing is somewhat convoluted at times, and the writer tends to become as dogmatic as he accuses the advocates of the other positions to be.

    2. Many years ago, I remember a conversation between friends. It was on our way to work - we car pooled to work every so often - the topic was on evolution and creationism. One young lady was a deeply christian believer, she was studying to be a teacher and the other a nurse. I chose to be silent and listen to their conversation. What was interesting, being a student, was how the Christian young woman argument against Evolution seemed based on some logic or read material and not solely based on her [...]

    3. Vine Deloria offers a welcome third perspective to the often bifurcated controversy over whether life was intentionally created or happened by chance. He questions some basic scientific tenets which I have never thought to question before such as whether the geology of the Earth has formed uniformly and for as long as geologists claim when there are often gaps in the record. He is also critical of the religious perspective, particularly because it is limited to a Judeo-Christian view and does no [...]

    4. This is booked is based off of outdated sources intended for the layperson. Delouria tries to command some sort of technical expertise on biology in regards to evolution, but fails miserably. When outdated pseudoscience fails, he turns to a hackneyed postmodernist critique of western science. The funniest part is, he can criticize and try to poke holes in evolution all day long, but at when it comes time for him to offer a viable solution, he theorizes that native american creation myths are lit [...]

    5. Loving this Native American scholar Refreshing to read someone's perspective who doesn't live in either camp Sees the similarities between fundamentalism amongst evolutionists and fundamentalists amongst creationists Compares Cartesian western influence to the West's need to have an either/or argument Binary arguments Author suggests that there is much to consider from a 3rd, 4th, 5th perspective on this discussion and that Eastern and Aboriginal perspectives are valid Science needs to embrace t [...]

    6. an excellent book challenging the linear thinking of both western religions and scientists. i disagreed with many of Deloria's harsher criticisms of science in general but i did see his point in the existence of a cultural bias to to disregard that which does not fit nicely into our world view. i woudl recommend this book to those wishing to challenge their own world view whether they are secular or religious.

    7. Another dime piece in the Vine Deloria collection. Deloria outlines methodical arguments against scientific fact, evolution, creationism, etc Most of all, I like Deloria's tenacity and sarcastic persona as he discredits some of the worlds most renowned scientists. There is no better way to slap science in the face, than that of what you'll read in this book.

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