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Author Evans, Michael S., 1975- author

Title Seeking good debate : religion, science, and conflict in American public life / Michael S. Evans
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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Contents Rethinking religion and science -- Considering conflict: human origins and stem cell research? -- Potential encounters: origins of homosexuality and environmental policy -- Representatives and good debate -- Ordinary Americans and good debate -- Owning the space: religious credibility in the public sphere -- Religion and bad debate -- Faceless science: scientific credibility in the public sphere -- Science and bad debate -- The future of religion and science in American public life
Summary "Religion and science often appear to cause conflict in American public life. But why? This book reports the results from the first study to combine large-scale empirical analysis of multiple "religion and science" debates with in-depth research into what Americans actually want from public life. The surprising finding is that apparent conflicts involving religion and science reflect a more fundamental conflict between media elites and ordinary Americans over what good debate should be, raising profound questions about the future of the public sphere and American democracy"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Debates and debating -- United States.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
Religion and science -- Public opinion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520960661 (electronic bk.)
9780520960664 (electronic bk.)