Re: [asa] personal introduction and a question about textbooks

From: Jim Armstrong <jarmstro@qwest.net>
Date: Wed Apr 09 2008 - 22:40:00 EDT

This conversation sorta suggests something of a companion book that
makes references to the substance of a standard science text. Dunno if
they exist or not. Anyone know of such a thing?
Perhaps the book mentioned in the last couple of days would fill that
role? JimA [Friend of ASA]

Jack wrote:

> I would imagine that any textbook that tried to discuss the
> intersection of evolutionary biology and faith, would be considered
> unconstitutional somewhere along the line.
>
> The textbook publishers know that this is a controversial area, and
> they stay away from it. Their job is to sell textbooks, and any text
> that would seem to establish a philosophical naturalist position is
> going to be controversial and will not sell well. So for the most
> part biology textbooks are neutral as far as this goes, and evaluating
> them on the science alone should be enough.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dennis Venema <mailto:Dennis.Venema@twu.ca>
> To: asa@calvin.edu <mailto:asa@calvin.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 5:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [asa] personal introduction and a question about
> textbooks
>
>
> from the science side, no different - but with an opportunity to
> discuss the intersection of evolutionary biology and faith.
>
> sorry if that wasn't clear.
>
> dennis
>
>
>
> On 4/9/08 12:55 PM, "drsyme@cablespeed.com
> <mailto:drsyme@cablespeed.com>" <drsyme@cablespeed.com
> <mailto:drsyme@cablespeed.com>> wrote:
>
> Welcome!
>
> Why would a "sound science (text) from a Christian
> perspective," be any different than just a sound sciend text?
>

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