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Book Title: Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths: A Critical Inquiry|
The author of the book: Vine Deloria Jr.
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 589 KB
Edition: Fulcrum Publishing
Date of issue: October 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9781555911591
Read full description of the books:Many years ago, I remember a conversation between friends. It was on our way to work - we car pooled to work every so often - the topic was on evolution and creationism. One young lady was a deeply christian believer, she was studying to be a teacher and the other a nurse. I chose to be silent and listen to their conversation. What was interesting, being a student, was how the Christian young woman argument against Evolution seemed based on some logic or read material and not solely based on her Christian perspective or emotional zeal. The emotional zeal came from the nurse, basically arguing that in "our modern age" evolution was certain and without a doubt "real".
Vine Deloria argues that the Evolution theory has many holes in its argument, that it has replaced the old dogmatic emotional religious perspective of universe with the so-called modern emotional evolution perspective of the universe. Deloria splits up the sciences into three categories: Micro paradigm or models (Physics, DNA, RNA & etc), Macro models or paradigms (space, the heat, light of stars, orbits), and Meso paradigm or models (social/ behavioural sciences). He basically states that the hard science at the micro level is supported by the scientific method by experimenting whereas at the macro level: we can only observe and measure; and, at the meso level: depending on the phenomena we can observe and participate. Evolution, he argues cannot be supported at the micro level (hard science) but is used as pass for supporting research and getting grants. Basically, evolution is the religion of modern academia. In addition, the gradual evolution of animals through the fossil record is not supported by the fossil record. The idea is that evolution of a species throughout time makes it more complex and larger, but he states this conclusion is not supported by the evidence.
He also argues that the science community should look at catastrophe theory at a more serious light especially from the wake of the Shoemaker comet "splashing" into the planet Jupiter. Fellows or science heretics such as: Velikovsky should be given a second reading or look especially: Worlds Collide & Earth in Upheavel. Basically, other cultures have creation and stories of the "heavens" or celestial bodies within their legends. These should taken at a more serious light in terms of cultural memory.
Basically, he purports that in order for the humanity as a whole to get the full story behind the life story and the story of the earth, other theories and new theories must be looked at besides evolution to have more of an accurate pic of how the universe or our history was formed.
Read information about the authorVine Victor Deloria, Jr. was an American Indian author, theologian, historian, and activist. He was widely known for his book Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969), which helped generate national attention to Native American issues in the same year as the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement. From 1964–1967, he had served as executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, increasing tribal membership from 19 to 156. Beginning in 1977, he was a board member of the National Museum of the American Indian, which now has buildings in both New York City and Washington, DC.
Deloria began his academic career in 1970 at Western Washington State College at Bellingham, Washington. He became Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona (1978–1990), where he established the first master's degree program in American Indian Studies in the United States. After ten years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, he returned to Arizona and taught at the School of Law.
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