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Published: 24 July 2008

168 Pages | 19 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199295517

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Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Dixon

Very Short Introductions

  • Unlike most books on the subject, this concise and accessible introduction stands back from the controversy to present an informative and even-handed account of what is really at stake.
  • Reveals how engagements between science and religion have historically involved harmony as well as conflict.
  • Explains philosophical arguments about realism, laws of nature, and miracles.
  • Illuminates modern debates about quantum physics, cosmology, neuroscience, and evolutionary ethics, asking about their political as well as their religious significance.
  • Examines historical episodes such as the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' of 1925, and the recent Dover Area School Board case.