Scholarly World, Private Worlds

by Karl Fezer
Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation, 2001. 464 pages.

Basically a textbook for a student audience considering how we know what we know, Fezer's book summarizes decades of his experience in teaching biology and advocating for evolution. He lays out the "principles that underlie all scholarly disciplines" and presents with clarity the limits of science as a way of knowing. There's a richness of resources here, thoughtful discussion questions, and helpful frameworks, such as "Twelve ways that people handle conflicts between science and their religious beliefs". Fezer was on the original board of directors of NCSE and edited Creation/Evolution Newsletter from 1984 to 1988.