By Christopher P. Toumey
Creationism is alive and well in America today-to the consternation of scientists and the delight of conservative Christians. What explains the continuing attraction of creationism? Why do growing numbers of scientifically sophisticated Americans sympathize with the creationist movement? Christopher P. Toumey argues that the modern creationist movement is much more than a narrow doctrine extrapolated from a handful of biblical verses; rather, is represents a broad cultural discontent with the moral disintegration of modern America-and a remarkable faith in science itself.