Monkey Girl

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Science - 400 pages
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What should we teach our children about where we come from?
Is evolution a lie or good science?
Is it incompatible with faith?
Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature?

From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, when the town's school board decision to confront the controversy head-on thrust its students, then the entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars. Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, it is a riveting true story about an epic court case on the teaching of "intelligent design," and what happens when science and religion collide.

  

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Review: Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

In all likelihood, this book is not going to surprise any of its readers. Some will be proponents of secular education, those who maintain that science must be allowed to do science and that religion ... Read full review

Review: Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

Maybe I under rate this because I had to read it in one day. But it was pretty good. Basically a "contemporary history" (if thats not an oxymoron) of the Dover Pennsylvania creationism trial. Very ... Read full review

Contents

origins
1
What Lies Beneath
16
Darwins Nemesis
63
Class Acts
79
survival of the fittest
107
The Watchmaker Returns
128
The Waters of Kansas Part
146
What Will We Tell the Children?
161
Sword and Shield Shock and Awe
228
Paleozoic Roadkill Kentucky Fried Chicken
254
Of Panders and People
279
Under the Microscope Deer in the Headlights
297
Forty Days and Forty Nights
316
Breathtaking Inanity
328
Epilogue
339
Notes
353

unnatural selections
179
Monkey Suit
201
Index
367
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About the author (2009)

Edward Humes is the author of ten critically acclaimed nonfiction books, including Eco Barons, Monkey Girl, Over Here, School of Dreams, Baby E.R., Mean Justice, No Matter How Loud I Shout, and the bestseller Mississippi Mud. He has received the Pulitzer Prize for his journalism and numerous awards for his books. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and Sierra. He lives in California.

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