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Species of Origins

by Karl W. Giberson and Donald A. Yerxa
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. 288 pages.

Intended as part as a sequel to Ronald L. Numbers's seminal work, Species of Origins impartially surveys the full spectrum of the creationism/evolution debate, from young-earth creationism and "intelligent design" through theistic evolution to atheistic evolution. Michael Ruse describes it as "a simply invaluable primer on the subject that should be made compulsory reading for all who have ever thought on science-and-religion ... I can think of no better place to start into the debate about origins — creationism or evolution — than with this book." The authors are professors — Giberson of physics and Yerxa of history — at Eastern Nazarene University.