What should we teach our children about where we come from?
Is evolution a lie or good science?
Is it incompatible with faith?
Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature?
From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, when the town's school board decision to confront the controversy head-on thrust its students, then the entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars. Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, it is a riveting true story about an epic court case on the teaching of "intelligent design," and what happens when science and religion collide.
Humes' "Monkey Girl" Review
Only once in a great while one stumbles into a "science" book that is informative, entertaining, relevant, issue oriented, reader friendly, understandable, well written and constantly kept interesting. Well, this was the case for me with Humes' Monkey Girl. In his book Humes skillfully tackles a sensitive and controversial issue, religion, science and the law, keeping a balanced hand thoroughout while detailing the inner workings of honest, hard working and truth oriented people against superstitious, delutional misfits cloaked in religious priciples.
This book about the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Schoolboard trial is the best I have read on the subject. Hines gives a good historical perspective about the trial. The book uses trial transcripts to provide a gripping narrative that is a page turner. This book is well worth reading especially if the school board in your district is considering teaching creationism or the so called intelligent design theory in you school.