Chapter

Search for the Underdog

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150457.003.0016
 Search for the Underdog

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Public events of 2000 illustrate the continuing social debate. The “intelligent design” movement emerges. Two predictions are made: (1) A sociological split over middle‐class values will swing the distribution “knowledge” class to evolution, the family‐based production class to creation; (2) Both apocalyptic creationism and orthodox Darwinism will decline. While both sides have challenges – evolutionists to justify morals and creationists to fit God to science – both may be appreciated as underdogs.

Keywords: apocalyptic; class; creationist; design; distribution; evolutionist; intelligent design; production; sociological

Chapter.  4730 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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