Books on Creationism

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Books critical of creationism or creationists.


  • Lightner, Jerry P., and National Association of Biology Teachers. A compendium of information on the theory of evolution and the evolution-creationism controversy. Reston, Va.: National Association of Biology Teachers, 1977.


  • Kitcher, Philip. Abusing science: the case against creationism. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982.
  • Eldredge, Niles. The monkey business : a scientist looks at creationism. New York, N.Y: Washington Square Press, 1982.
  • Ruse, Michael. Darwinism defended: a guide to the evolution controversies. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, Advanced Book Program/World Science Division, 1982.


  • Futuyma, Douglas J. Science on trial: the case for evolution. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.
  • Frye, Roland Mushat, ed. Is God a creationist? : the religious case against creation-science. New York: Scribner's, 1983.
  • Thompson, Adell. Biology, zoology, and genetics : evolution model vs. creation model. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1983.
  • Godfrey, Laurie R., ed. Scientists confront creationism. New York: W.W. Norton, 1983.
  • Wilson, David B., ed. Did the Devil make Darwin do it? : modern perspectives on the creation-evolution controversy. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1983.


  • Montagu, Ashley, ed. Science and creationism. Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1984.
  • McGowan, Christopher. In the beginning… : a scientist shows why the creationists are wrong. Buffalo, N.Y: Prometheus Books, 1984.
  • Weinberg, Stanley L., ed. Reviews of thirty-one creationist books. Syosset, N.Y.: National Center for Science Education, 1984.


  • Hanson, Robert W., ed. Science and creation : geological, theological, and educational perspectives. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
  • Jones, Orson P. Science & creation : a review of scientific creationism. El Cajon, CA: Orson P. Jones, Jr, 1986.
  • Murphy, George L. The trademark of God: a Christian course in creation, evolution, and salvation. Wilton, Conn.: Morehouse-Barlow, 1986.
  • Selkirk, D. R., and F. J. Burrows, eds. Confronting creationism, defending Darwin. Kensington, NSW, Australia: New South Wales University Press in association with the Australian Institute of Biology, 1987.


  • Strahler, Arthur Newell. Science and earth history: the evolution/creation controversy. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1987.
  • Jones, Orson P. Science & creation : a review of scientific creationism. El Cajon, CA: Orson P. Jones, Jr, 1987.
  • Dietz, Robert Sinclair, and John C Holden. Creation/evolution Satiricon : creationism bashed. Winthrop, WA: Bookmaker, 1987.
  • Bridgestock, Martin, and Ken Smith. Creationism : an Australian Perspective. Manley, N.S.W: Mark Plummer for the Australian Skeptics, 1987.


  • Berry, R. J. God and evolution : creation, evolution and the Bible. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988.
  • Ruse, Michael, ed. But is it science? : the philosophical question in the creation/evolution controversy. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1988. First edition.


  • McCollister, Betty, ed. Voices for evolution. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Science Education, 1989.


  • Ecker, Ronald L. Dictionary of science & creationism. Buffalo, N.Y: Prometheus Books, 1990.
  • Berra, Tim M. Evolution and the myth of creationism : a basic guide to the facts in the evolution debate. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1990.


  • Hughes, Liz Rank, ed. Reviews of creationist books. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Science Education, 1992.


  • Bates, Stephen. Battleground : one mother's crusade, the religious right, and the struggle for control of our classrooms. New York, N.Y.: Poseidon Press, c1993.


  • Plimer, Ian R. Telling lies for God: reason vs creationism. Milsons Point, NSW: Random House Australia, 1994.
  • Tiffin, Lee. Creationism's upside-down pyramid: how science refutes fundamentalism. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1994.


  • Ratzsch, Delvin Lee. The battle of beginnings : why neither side is winning the creation-evolution debate. Downers Grove, 111: IntcrVarsity Press, 1996.
  • Ruse, Michael, ed. But is it science? : the philosophical question in the creation/evolution controversy. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1996. Second edition.


  • Pennock, Robert T. Tower of Babel: the evidence against the new creationism. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, c1999.


  • Pigliucci, Massimo. Tales of the rational: skeptical essays about nature and science. Atlanta, Ga.: Freethought Press, 2000.
  • Eldredge, Niles. The triumph of evolution : and the failure of creationism. New York: W.H. Freeman, 2000.


  • Moore, John Alexander. From Genesis to genetics : the case of evolution and creationism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.


  • Shermer, Michael, and Stephen Jay Gould. How to debate a creationist: 25 answers to classic creationist arguments, 10 answers to intelligent design creationist arguments. Altadena, CA: Skeptic Society, 2004.
  • Scott, Eugenie Carol. Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.
  • Hildeman, Eric J. Creationism : the Bible says no!. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2004.


  • Isaak, Mark. The counter-creationism handbook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • Godfrey, Stephen J, and Christopher R Smith. Paradigms on pilgrimage: creationism, paleontology, and biblical interpretation. Toronto, Ont.: Clements Pub., 2005.


  • McCalla, Arthur. The creationist debate: the encounter between the Bible and the historical world. London: T & T Clark International, 2006.
  • Skybreak, Ardea. The science of evolution and the myth of creationism : knowing what's real and why it matters. Chicago: Insight Press, 2006.


  • Petto, Andrew J., ed. Scientists confront intelligent design and creationism. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.
  • Presutta, David. The biblical cosmos versus modern cosmology: why the Bible is not the word of God. Coral Springs, FL: Llumina Press, 2007.
  • Bowler, Peter J. Monkey trials and gorilla sermons : evolution and Christianity from Darwin to intelligent design. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007.


  • Robbins, Richard H., ed. Darwin and the Bible: the cultural confrontation. Boston: Pearson Education, 2009.
  • Schneiderman, Jill S., ed. For the rock record: geologists on intelligent design. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
  • Scott, Eugenie Carol. Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2009.
  • Wiley, Tatha. Creationism and the conflict over evolution. Eugene, Or.: Cascade Books, a division of Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2009.


  • Berkman, Michael B., and Eric Plutzer. Evolution, creationism, and the battle to control America's classrooms. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Greta Schiller. No dinosaurs in heaven. New York: Jezebel Productions/New Day Films, 2010. DVD.
  • Phy-Olsen, Allene. Evolution, creationism, and intelligent design. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood, 2010.


  • Rosenhouse, Jason. Among the creationists : dispatches from the anti-evolution front line. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Montgomery, David R. The rocks don't lie: a geologist investigates Noah's flood. New York: W.W. Norton, 2012.
  • Fitch, Walter M. The three failures of creationism : logic, rhetoric, and science. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
  • Grizzle, Raymond Edward. Science and religion in dialogue: two histories of discarded images. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 2012.


  • Price, Robert M, and Edwin A. Suominen. Evolving out of Eden : Christian responses to evolution. Valley, WA: Tellectual Press, 2013.


  • Nye, Bill, and Corey S Powell. Undeniable: evolution and the science of creation. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2014.


  • Fugle, Gary N. Laying down arms to heal the creation-evolution divide. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2015.


  • Anderson, Joel Edmund. The heresy of Ham : what every Evangelical needs to know about the creation-evolution controversy. Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama: Archdeacon Books, a publishing imprint of Woody Norman LLC, 2016.
  • Ra, Aron. Foundational falsehoods of creationism. Durham, North Carolina: Pitchstone Publishing, 2016.
  • DiMattci, Steven. Genesis 1 and the creationism debate: being honest to the text, its author, and his beliefs. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016.