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Chronology of the Evolution–Creationism Controversy

by Randy Moore, Mark Decker, and Sehoya Cotner
Westport (CT): Greenwood Press, 2010. 454 pages.

Calling the Chronology “accessible and endlessly fascinating,” reviewer David A. Reid praises it as “a veritable treasure trove of well-known and less well-known works” and suggests that it will serve students and teachers well, despite its $85 cost. But the text suffers from a degree of repetitiveness, and the authors frequently neglect the historical context of the ideas they consider, discussing them only with respect to future developments. (Reid gives the example of their discussion of Plato and Aristotle, which “ignores ... that Plato and Aristotle were struggling to explain how and why change could occur in an ordered universe.”)