creationism

Books

The Anointed, by Randall J. Stephens and Karl W. Giberson

In high school I was taught that the Earth is about 10,000 years old. But I also learned the basics of evolution from my evangelical teachers. School administrators knew that students taking Advanced Placement biology exams and heading off to state universities needed to understand secular scientific reasoning, if only to combat it properly.

Books

Questioning creationism

Tower of Babel: Against the New Creationism, by Robert T. Pennock

Books

How objective is science?

Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction, by Michael Ruse

Books

Searching for patterns

How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, by Michael Shermer

Books

Lenten roadmap

An engineering professor from Germany who was attending my course on the Genesis debates was flabbergasted to learn that in the U.S. a sizable number of people think that modern science is optional. “In my country,” he explained, “whether it’s a state school, a Lutheran school, or a Catholic school, we all teach the same science.”