Expert on Evolution, Intelligent Design, and Creationism
"Intelligent Design is a science-stopper," says Kenneth Miller. Eighty years after the notorious Scopes Monkey Trial, evolution is still under attack in America. A bestselling author, university professor and repeat guest on The Colbert Report, Miller deftly dismantles every claim put for by proponents of Intelligent Design. What is left, simply, is the truth and beauty of evolution—any why it matters. In offering the definitive, ironclad, and in its own way, beautiful, argument for the theory of evolution, Miller shows you how America can, and why it must, save its scientific soul.
In his critically acclaimed 2008 book, Only a Theory, and in his talks, Kenneth Miller dissects the arguments of the Intelligent Design movement; despite wonky science, they have nonetheless succeeded in casting doubt on evolution to a largely unscientific public. Nothing less than America's “soul”—its place as the world's leading scientific nation—is at risk, says Miller. But he's not pessimistic. He sees the national debate as an opportunity for public understanding—a moment when support for science can be redeemed. In offering the definitive, ironclad, and in its own way, beautiful, argument for the theory of evolution, Miller shows you how America can, and why it must, save its scientific soul.
Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul
Few have weighed in on the nation's contentious debate over evolution as effectively as Kenneth R. Miller. In Only a Theory, Miller-the highly regarded scientist who offered expert testimony at the 2005 trial over the teaching of evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania-eloquently shows how "Intelligent Design" collapses at the very moment one begins to take it seriously. Miller shows that the attack on evolution is a broader assault on the skepticism and reason that have fueled America's remarkable scientific advances, and offers an encouraging prescription for how we can save the nation's "scientific soul" to which we owe so much.
Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution
From a leading authority on the evolution debates comes this critically acclaimed investigation into one of the most controversial topics of our times