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The not-so-intelligent designer : why evolution explains the human body and intelligent design does not, Abby Hafer ; illustrations by Alexander Winkler

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The not-so-intelligent designer : why evolution explains the human body and intelligent design does not
Title
The not-so-intelligent designer
Title remainder
why evolution explains the human body and intelligent design does not
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Abby Hafer ; illustrations by Alexander Winkler
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Why evolution explains the human body and intelligent design does not
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why do men's testicles hang outside the body? Why does our appendix sometimes explode and kill us? And who does the Designer like better, anyway - us, or squid? These and other questions are addressed in The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not. Dr. Abby Hafter argues that the human body has many faulty design features that would never have been the choice of an intelligent creator. She also points out other animals that got better body parts, which makes the Designer look a bit strange; discusses the history and politics of Intelligent Design and creationism; reveals animals that shouldn't exist according to Intelligent Design; and disposes of the idea of irreducible complexity."--Back cover
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Hafer, Abby
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL263
LC item number
.H26 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1988-
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Winkler, Alexander
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Intelligent design (Teleology)
  • Creationism
  • Creationism
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Intelligent design (Teleology)
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The not-so-intelligent designer : why evolution explains the human body and intelligent design does not, Abby Hafer ; illustrations by Alexander Winkler
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction, or, why testicles matter -- Bad design : men's testicles -- What is intelligent design and what does it have to do with men's testicles? -- Testicles, part 2 -- Why evolution explains the human body better than intelligent design does -- Intelligent design according to its believers: is intelligent design the same as creationism, and is intelligent design religion? -- The infamous wedge strategy -- Why denying evolution can get you into trouble and cause mass hunger, too -- What science is -- Why accepting science and evolution can lead to better values for all mankind -- Bad design : the birth canal -- The hand-dandy intelligent design refuter, part 1 -- Intelligent design requires a leap of faith -- Animals that shouldn't exist according to intelligent design -- Bad design : the human throat -- The handy-dandy intelligent design refuter, part 2 -- Irreducible complexity, the design inference, and geological formations --
  • Irreducible complexity and blood clotting -- Bad design : the human blood clotting system: it led to the Communist Russian Revolution -- Irreducible complexity, flagella, and cilia -- Irreducible complexity and the human eye -- Bad design : the human eye -- Why denying science is bad for you, and bad for your neighbors, too -- Why reward in heaven makes no difference to human behavior, but good institutions do -- Bad design : our biochemical pathways: if cats don't die of scurvy, then why do we? -- Why does intelligent design act so much like the tobacco lobby? -- Bad design : our teeth, or, why is this animal smiling? -- The Discovery Institute hasn't discovered anything (sort of like the Tobacco Institute) -- The publishing scandal that rocked the Discovery Institute -- Bad design : sharks get more reproductive options, too -- Exploding the Cambrian explosion -- Why William Dembski's "Information Theory" isn't very informative -- Bad design : the human genome -- Bad design : the human appendix-- Evolution: the greatest indisputably true story ever told
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781498284622
Lccn
2012287745
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)929545600
  • (OCoLC)ocn929545600
Label
The not-so-intelligent designer : why evolution explains the human body and intelligent design does not, Abby Hafer ; illustrations by Alexander Winkler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction, or, why testicles matter -- Bad design : men's testicles -- What is intelligent design and what does it have to do with men's testicles? -- Testicles, part 2 -- Why evolution explains the human body better than intelligent design does -- Intelligent design according to its believers: is intelligent design the same as creationism, and is intelligent design religion? -- The infamous wedge strategy -- Why denying evolution can get you into trouble and cause mass hunger, too -- What science is -- Why accepting science and evolution can lead to better values for all mankind -- Bad design : the birth canal -- The hand-dandy intelligent design refuter, part 1 -- Intelligent design requires a leap of faith -- Animals that shouldn't exist according to intelligent design -- Bad design : the human throat -- The handy-dandy intelligent design refuter, part 2 -- Irreducible complexity, the design inference, and geological formations --
  • Irreducible complexity and blood clotting -- Bad design : the human blood clotting system: it led to the Communist Russian Revolution -- Irreducible complexity, flagella, and cilia -- Irreducible complexity and the human eye -- Bad design : the human eye -- Why denying science is bad for you, and bad for your neighbors, too -- Why reward in heaven makes no difference to human behavior, but good institutions do -- Bad design : our biochemical pathways: if cats don't die of scurvy, then why do we? -- Why does intelligent design act so much like the tobacco lobby? -- Bad design : our teeth, or, why is this animal smiling? -- The Discovery Institute hasn't discovered anything (sort of like the Tobacco Institute) -- The publishing scandal that rocked the Discovery Institute -- Bad design : sharks get more reproductive options, too -- Exploding the Cambrian explosion -- Why William Dembski's "Information Theory" isn't very informative -- Bad design : the human genome -- Bad design : the human appendix-- Evolution: the greatest indisputably true story ever told
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781498284622
Lccn
2012287745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)929545600
  • (OCoLC)ocn929545600

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