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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.2 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
The latest and most bitterly contested battle in the culture war is the controversy over Darwin and intelligent design. But much of what you've heard about it is wrong. Jonathan Wells, a battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology, sets the record straight.
In clear, non-technical language, he explains who is fighting whom, the root of the conflict, and the evidence for and against Darwinism and intelligent design. He also explains what is ultimately at stake for liberals
Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us
ean: 9781598037043, isbn: 1598037048,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews
True or false: Eight glasses of water a day are mandatory for staying hydrated. Vitamin C protects you from catching a cold. Natural foods are always better for you. What do these nuggets of so-called medical wisdom have in common? They're not true. They're myths, half-truths, and misconceptions - pieces of information so familiar we take them for granted without truly considering the scientific truth behind them. In today's information age, such medical myths are all around us. And using
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
4.4 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education.
That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day - in Dover, Pennsylvania; Kansas; Cobb County, Georgia; and many other cities and states throughout
The Physics and Psychophysics of Music: An Introduction
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ean: 9780387094700, isbn: 0387094709,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
This book uses acoustics, psychophysics, and neurobiology to explore the physical systems and biological processes that intervene when we hear music. It incorporates the latest findings in brain science and tone generation in musical instruments..
Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something"Alive" and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It
4.2 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
A professor, biologist, and physiologist argues that modern Darwinism's materialist and mechanistic biases have led to a scientific dead end, unable to define what life is - and only an openness to the qualities of ''purpose and desire'' will move the field forward.
J. Scott Turner contends, ''To be scientists, we force ourselves into a Hobson's choice on the matter: accept intentionality and purposefulness as real attributes of life, which disqualifies you as a scientist; or become a
Bach and the High Baroque
sku: HH-092-33-9515519, ean: 9781565853737, isbn: 1565853733,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
Though unappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights, the verdict of contemporary audiences long since overruled by succeeding generations of music lovers. But what makes his music great? In this series of 32 lectures, a working composer and musicologist brings his exceptional teaching skills to the task of helping you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music. You'll understand the compositional language that enabled him to compose such extravagant,
The Physics of Music and Color
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ean: 9781461405566, isbn: 1461405564,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
The Physics of Music and Color deals with two subjects, music and color - sound and light in the physically objective sense - in a single volume. The basic underlying physical principles of the two subjects overlap greatly: both music and color are manifestations of wave phenomena, and commonalities exist as to the production, transmission, and detection of sound and light. This book aids readers in studying both subjects, which involve nearly the entire gamut of the fundamental laws of
Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior
4.9 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don't see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs guides the listener through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or
The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
4.7 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species?
In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy - our hands, our jaws - and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with
The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
4.5 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race, Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going.
While some books explore our genetic inheritance and some popular television shows celebrate ancestry, this is the first book to explore how everything from DNA to emotions to
The Great Courses: Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza
ean: 9781598031218, isbn: 159803121X,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Experience the evolution of all of Jewish life during the 10 critical centuries from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity until the dawn of modernity in the 17th century. During this time, Judaism was forever affected by its encounters with the surrounding social, economic, political, and intellectual environments of both medieval Islam and Christendom. As a result of those encounters, new pathways of philosophical inquiry and religious spirituality would be formed. The Hebrew language
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease
4.8 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman - chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field - gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.
The Story of the
The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance
4.1 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the 20-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics.