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Given my fascination with evolutionary biology, history and philosophy of science, and religion, I am not surprisingly interested in creationism. It is an case study in the connection of science with the social and political, and also illustrates general epistemological issues. Other topics involved are the socialisation of religious traditions and the persistence of beliefs.

Ronald Number's The Creationists and Darwinism Comes to America are excellent general histories; Trial and Error focuses on the political/educational history. For philosophical background I recommend Pennock's Tower of Babel, and to keep in touch with what's happening, Reports of the National Center for Science Education.

The Panda's Thumb blog is a good place for the latest news about creationism.

Books at Amazon

Evolution vs. Creationism : An Introduction - Eugenie C. Scott et al.
Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences
Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design - Barbara Forrest et al.
Philosophy of Biology - Elliott Sober
Perspectives on an Evolving Creation - Keith B. Miller

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