Download Sample Chapters From “Darwinism, Design, and Public Education”

A new website devoted to the book Darwinism, Design, and Public Education is now online at

Visitors to the site can download sample chapters, read about the contributors to the book and order copies online. Chapter seven of the book, The Cambrian Explosion Biology’s Big Bang is available for download as a PDF, as is the introduction which briefly outlines the contents of the book. Additionally, there are brief bios of the books editors, John Angus Campbell and Stephen C. Meyer, as well as bios on each of the thirty-four contributors to the book.

Darwinism, Design, and Public Education (DDPE) is a peer-reviewed book published by Michigan State University Press that presents a multi-faceted scientific case for the theory of intelligent design while also examining the legal and pedagogical arguments for teaching students about the scientific controversies that surround the issue of biological origins. Contributors to the book include both leading scientific proponents of intelligent design and neo-Darwinism.

“The book establishes the existence of a vibrant scientific controversy between advocates of neo-Darwinism and the emerging scientific theory of intelligent design. It also develops a compelling argument for teaching students about this controversy,” explains Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture and a co-editor and contributor to the book.

For more information visit The book is available in bookstores or by calling Discovery Institute at 1-800-643-4102.

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