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God vs. Darwin: The War Between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom

by Mano Singham
Lanham (MD): Rowman & Littlefield, 2009. 192 pages.

Reviewer Stephen P. Weldon recommends God vs. Darwin, but with reservations, for its treatment of the eighty-year history of legal battles over the teaching of evolution in American schools. Weldon praises Singham’s ability to write clearly and succinctly, particularly on the legal issues, but observes that the book is mainly a synthesis, presenting no new research or perspectives. He describes the book as “lopsided” in its emphasis of the Scopes trial, expresses surprise at Singham’s failure to cite Edward J. Larson’s Trial and Error, and regards his use of the term “religion” and his portrayal of “intelligent design” as stealth creationism to be imprecise and simplistic.