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Monkey Girl

Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

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Monkey Girl by Edward Humes
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What should we teach our children about where we come from?
Is evolution a lie or good science?
Is it incompatible with faith?
Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature?

From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, when the town's school board decision to confront the controversy head-on thrust its students, then the entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars. Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, it is a riveting true story about an epic court case on the teaching of "intelligent design," and what happens when science and religion collide.

HarperCollins; October 2009
400 pages; ISBN 9780061862953
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Title: Monkey Girl
Author: Edward Humes
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A real-time discussion of the past - Los Angeles Times
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:45:19 -0700
Los Angeles TimesA real-time discussion of the pastLos Angeles TimesPanelists Bruce Watson ("Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, ...