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Published: 18 August 2016

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199379378

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Science, Evolution, and Religion

A Debate about Atheism and Theism

Michael Peterson and Michael Ruse

  • Offers a dynamic, though still respectful, debate of science, evolution, and religion, which is framed as a conflict between worldviews (atheism and theism)
  • Initial personal statements preliminary to debate give students a personal point of contact, to see how the authors have developed the perspectives they have today. (Chapter 1)
  • Evolution and evolutionary science are key threads that run throughout the book
  • Issues include: the nature of science, milestones in the history of science, , the origin of the cosmos, the origin of life, the results of the Scientific Revolution, how Darwin brought biology under the mechanistic mode, whether there is any way to salvage a (more classical) teleological argument for God without pre-established static design , the Fine-Tuning argument, whether science can fully explain mind and consciousness in materialist terms, and the question of life's meaning amoung others
  • Glossary and Index

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