Prologue: Darwin's Apocalypse.- Chapter 1: Evolution Education: A Lay of the Land.- Chapter 2: Evolution and the End of a World.- Chapter 3: Evolution and Religion.- Chapter 4: Evolution and the Structure of Worldview Change.- Chapter 5: Evolution, the University, and the Social Construction of Conflict.- Chapter 6: Evolution Education from Campus to Home.- Chapter 7: Darwin's Hammer and John Henry's Hammer.- Epilogue: How science's ideologues fail evolution, or: Richard Dawkins and the Madman.- References.
From the reviews: "Long's volume is an account of a single research project: an ethnographic study that looks in some detail at the teaching of, and reception to, a key scientific topic. ... There are chapters and passages that will largely be of interest to the scholar or graduate student ... . it has resonance for anyone teaching science in communities where some students may object to evolution ... . This is a good read on a complex and important topic." (Keith S. Taber, Teacher Development, February, 2014) "As those who teach evolution in public schools or at secular universities are well aware, it is a sharply polarizing topic. David E Long conducted ethnographic research as to why such polarization occurs, and in his Evolution and Religion in American Education he addresses a set of underlying challenges for those who teach evolution. ... strength of this book is Long's identification of a conceptual clash between competing epistemologies (systems of knowledge)." (Steve Watkins, Reports of the National Center for Science Education, September-October, 2012)