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Science  19 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5444, pp. 1484
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5444.1484

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Tower of Babel The Evidence against the New Creationism. Robert T. Pennock. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999. 451 pp. $35. ISBN 0-262-16180-X.

Drawing on a discussion of the evolution of languages, philosopher of science Pennock provides a restrained, patient, and thorough refutation of current creationist positions (including intelligent design and theistic science).