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Title:An Evolutionist Deconstructs Creationism
Author:Arndt von Hippel, M.D.
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Description:Dr. von Hippel is the author of five books, all of which he has graciously agreed to let Textbook Revolution host. In this book, as in his book In Darwin’s Image, he tackles the evolution vs. creationism debate from a scientific viewpoint.

Readers should note that the this book has obvious political and religious viewpoints. The opinions of the author are his own and are not representative of the opinions of Textbook Revolution. We are hosting this book as a community service. Please direct all comments, positive or negative, to the author.

This book is a straightforward PDF file with no bells or whistles. We hope to transfer the book to the new dotReader format in the coming months and to improve the readability of the PDF book.

The book is available in print from for $13.98 plus shipping. The author is also selling his own copies at $6 including U.S. shipping. Please contact him directly at avhmvh AT gci DOT net to purchase from him.

Dr. von Hippel has provided this bio:

Arndt von Hippel was born in Germany in 1932 and arrived in the United States in 1936. He comes from a unique multigenerational scientific family that was featured in The Scientist. Dr. von Hippel acquired his B.S. in Biology from M.I.T. and an M.D. from Harvard. In 1965, after eight years of surgical training, hemoved to Anchorage with his pediatrician wife and their children, where he opened a solo practice in chest surgery and later developed Alaska’s very successful heart surgery program. Following retirement, von Hippel taught a popular course in human anatomy and physiology at the University of Alaska.

Excerpt from the book:

In this highly readable, thought-provoking, amusing little book, Dr. Arndt von Hippel develops many original, evolution-based insights into how, when, where and why religions arise, compete, adapt and die. He also dissects the doctrinal illogicalities, historical inconsistencies and antiscientific biases of creationism to demonstrate that these theological aberrations are unavoidable side-effects of evolutionarily correct behavior.

The book ends with twenty-two poems and mini-essays that explore matters ranging from funerals, unwed fathers and Pascal’s wager on eternity, to the secular nature of morality, the allure of virtual realities and the mysteries of the Holy Trinity.


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