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Why Darwin Matters

The Case Against Intelligent Design

by Michael Shermer

  • 177 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Times Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology (Specific Aspects),
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution,
  • Science / Evolution,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Intelligent design (Teleology)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7933243M
    ISBN 100805081216
    ISBN 109780805081213


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