The Plausibility of Life

Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma: Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart

All eight members up for re-election to the Dover, Pennsylvania school board who instated the teaching of intelligent design in biology classrooms were swept out of office. (Read the article in the New York Times.) That same day in Kansas however, Board of Education members voted 6-4 to allow intelligent design into their science classrooms. In the process, they redefined science itself, stating that it was “no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.” Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart have written a book that speaks clearly and directly to current criticisms of evolution. In the November issue of Harvard Magazine, Daniel Hartl writes, “Most evolution books written for the general public are dumbed down and have little new to say, but Kirschner and Gerhart walk the tightrope with spectacular success, using clear, nontechnical language, brilliantly chosen examples, and numerous illustrations.”

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