I’m delighted to report that we’ve got some blurbs up for our new book, Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation. I’m thrilled to see such great recommendations from two people who know the most about America’s evolution/creation debate.
First, some background. As SAGLRROILYBYGTH are well aware, I have a new book coming out in February, co-authored with philosopher Harvey Siegel. In this book, we discuss the history of America’s modern evolution/creation debates. We also explore the philosophical issues involved with teaching evolution and creationism. Finally, we offer a recommendation or two for teaching evolution in a way that is scientifically credible and culturally sensitive.
Thanks to the work of our publisher, University of Chicago Press, we now have blurbs from Glenn Branch of the National Center for Science Education and Ronald Numbers of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. You may know Branch’s work on the Science League of America blog. Or you may have read his book Not in Our Classrooms. In any case, nobody has a better sense of the issues involved in today’s evolution/creation debates than does Glenn Branch.
And nobody knows the history better than Professor Numbers. I’m biased, of course, because Ron was my grad-school mentor and he continues to be my friend and role model. But you can ask anyone: Ron’s book The Creationists is the first and last word on the subject.
So of course I’m tickled pink to share their blurbs for our new book: