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Book Review: Against the Endarkenment:

Book Review: Against the Endarkenment: Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2007. 5(3): 680-682 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book review Against the Endarkenment A review of Gerald Weissmann, Galileo’s Gout: Science in an Age of Endarkenment. Bellevue Literary Press: New York. 2007. 192 pp. US $25.00 ISBN 10 1-934137-00-6 David P. Barash, Psychology Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. email: dpbarash@u.washington.edu Evolutionists (David S. Wilson’s term, I believe) – which is to say, those whose goal is to explore the wide-ranging power of evolutionary insights – can legitimately lay claim to being children of the enlightenment. As such, we are well advised to beware what Gerald Weissmann labels “the endarkenment.” As he points out in his latest collection of essays, Galileo’s Gout, “Last year, Gallup reported that 45 percent of Americans believe that God created human beings like us about 10,000 years ago. Indeed, less than a third of Americans believe that Darwin’s theory is supported by scientific evidence, and just as many believe that evolution is just one of several, equally valid theories. A third of Americans believe that the Judeo-Christian Bible is the word of God to be taken literally, word for word. One out of five Americans believe that the sun revolves about the earth!” Clearly, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Book Review: Against the Endarkenment:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 5 (3): 1 – Jul 1, 2007

Book Review: Against the Endarkenment:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 5 (3): 1 – Jul 1, 2007

Abstract

Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2007. 5(3): 680-682 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book review Against the Endarkenment A review of Gerald Weissmann, Galileo’s Gout: Science in an Age of Endarkenment. Bellevue Literary Press: New York. 2007. 192 pp. US $25.00 ISBN 10 1-934137-00-6 David P. Barash, Psychology Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. email: dpbarash@u.washington.edu Evolutionists (David S. Wilson’s term, I believe) – which is to say, those whose goal is to explore the wide-ranging power of evolutionary insights – can legitimately lay claim to being children of the enlightenment. As such, we are well advised to beware what Gerald Weissmann labels “the endarkenment.” As he points out in his latest collection of essays, Galileo’s Gout, “Last year, Gallup reported that 45 percent of Americans believe that God created human beings like us about 10,000 years ago. Indeed, less than a third of Americans believe that Darwin’s theory is supported by scientific evidence, and just as many believe that evolution is just one of several, equally valid theories. A third of Americans believe that the Judeo-Christian Bible is the word of God to be taken literally, word for word. One out of five Americans believe that the sun revolves about the earth!” Clearly,

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2007. 5(3): 680-682 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book review Against the Endarkenment A review of Gerald Weissmann, Galileo’s Gout: Science in an Age of Endarkenment. Bellevue Literary Press: New York. 2007. 192 pp. US $25.00 ISBN 10 1-934137-00-6 David P. Barash, Psychology Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. email: dpbarash@u.washington.edu Evolutionists (David S. Wilson’s term, I believe) – which is to say, those whose goal is to explore the wide-ranging power of evolutionary insights – can legitimately lay claim to being children of the enlightenment. As such, we are well advised to beware what Gerald Weissmann labels “the endarkenment.” As he points out in his latest collection of essays, Galileo’s Gout, “Last year, Gallup reported that 45 percent of Americans believe that God created human beings like us about 10,000 years ago. Indeed, less than a third of Americans believe that Darwin’s theory is supported by scientific evidence, and just as many believe that evolution is just one of several, equally valid theories. A third of Americans believe that the Judeo-Christian Bible is the word of God to be taken literally, word for word. One out of five Americans believe that the sun revolves about the earth!” Clearly,

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