Darwin's Pious Idea

Author: Conor Cunningham

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company


Category: Religion

Page: 612

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According to British scholar Conor Cunningham, the debate today between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution outright; on the opposing side are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin s theory rules out the possibility of God. Both sides are dead wrong, argues Cunningham, who is at once a Christian and a firm believer in the theory of evolution. In Darwin s Pious Idea Cunningham puts forth a trenchant, compelling case for both creation and evolution, drawing skillfully on an array of philosophical, theological, historical, and scientific sources to buttress his arguments.

Darwin's Proof

Author: Cornelius G. Hunter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Presents information to discredit Darwin's theories of evolution and present a range of philosophical contradictions to contend that only the Bible can adequately explain key questions about the way the world came into being. By the author of Darwin's God.

Darwin's Psychology

Author: Ben Bradley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198708211

Category: Psychology

Page: 407

View: 1436

This is the first book ever to examine the riches of what Darwin himself wrote about psychological matters. It unearths a Darwin new to science, whose first concern is the agency of organisms-from which he derives both his psychology, and his theory of evolution.

Darwin's Fishes

Author: Daniel Pauly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451812

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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In Darwin's Fishes, Daniel Pauly presents an encyclopaedia of ichthyology, ecology and evolution, based upon everything that Charles Darwin ever wrote about fish. Entries are arranged alphabetically and can be about, for example, a particular fish taxon, an anatomical part, a chemical substance, a scientist, a place, or an evolutionary or ecological concept. The reader can start wherever they like and are then led by a series of cross-references on a fascinating voyage of interconnected entries, each indirectly or directly connected with original writings from Darwin himself. Along the way, the reader is offered interpretation of the historical material put in the context of both Darwin's time and that of contemporary biology and ecology. This book is intended for anyone interested in fishes, the work of Charles Darwin, evolutionary biology and ecology, and natural history in general.

Charles Darwin's Incomplete Revolution

Author: Richard G. Delisle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030172031

Category: Science

Page: 276

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This book offers a thorough reanalysis of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, which for many people represents the work that alone gave rise to evolutionism. Of course, scholars today know better than that. Yet, few resist the temptation of turning to the Origin in order to support it or reject it in light of their own work. Apparently, Darwin fills the mythical role of a founding figure that must either be invoked or repudiated. The book is an invitation to move beyond what is currently expected of Darwin's magnum opus. Once the rhetorical varnish of Darwin's discourses is removed, one discovers a work of remarkably indecisive conclusions. The book comprises two main theses: (1) The Origin of Species never remotely achieved the theoretical unity to which it is often credited. Rather, Darwin was overwhelmed by a host of phenomena that could not fit into his narrow conceptual framework. (2) In the Origin of Species, Darwin failed at completing the full conversion to evolutionism. Carrying many ill-designed intellectual tools of the 17th and 18th centuries, Darwin merely promoted a special brand of evolutionism, one that prevented him from taking the decisive steps toward an open and modern evolutionism. It makes an interesting read for biologists, historians and philosophers alike.

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species

Author: Michael Keller,Nicolle Rager Fuller

Publisher: Rodale Press


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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A lavish graphic adaptation of the landmark and frequently contested 19th-century work on evolutionary theory draws on the author's own words and rarely seen correspondence.