What resources would you recommend on the issue of teaching creationism in public schools?
Question from a reader:
What resources would you recommend on the issue of teaching creationism in public schools? We are preparing for some pretty heavy community discussions on the subject in wake of our school board firing a teacher for presenting creationism in a critical thinking class. He says he did not teach creationism, merely suggested the students look into the subject and gave resources. I am trying to find some good reading material on the subject.
Answer from Randy Alcorn:
I would go to some of the Intelligent Design books. Here are the ones that come to mind. I would make a list of these and encourage people to read them. I’d also encourage them to see the DVDs on intelligent design, such as Where Does the Evidence Lead? and The Privileged Planet, which both contain brief segments in which top scientists are interviewed about intelligent design.
Here are some of the authors and resources I’d recommend:
Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, a New York Times bestseller, by Michael Behe
Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson
Mere Creation: Science, Faith and Intelligent Design by William Dembski
Evolution: A Theory in Crisis by Michael Denton
The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel
God and the Astronomers, Second Edition, by Robert Jastrow
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (DVD) by Ben Stein
The Privileged Planet (DVD) by Discovery Institute
Unlocking the Mystery of Live (DVD) by Illustra Media