Latest Blog Posts on the Evolution Debate
Today we conclude our look at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think . The earlier installment are here: first , second , third and fourth . The book relates various insights about science and religion that emerged from her interviews with 275 scientists in seven departments at 21 "elite" universities. This book is worth serious con ...
Philosopher Carlin Romano can't stand the egotistical way some would-be defenders of science go about their work. Excerpt: Standing up for science excites some intellectuals the way beautiful actresses arouse Warren Beatty, or career liberals boil the blood of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. It's visceral. The thinker of this ilk looks in the mirror and sees Galileo bravely muttering "Eppure si ...
As we look ahead to the summer ... I have several books on my desk, and plan to post on them over the next few months. If you have particular interests you may wish to get a hold of one or more. Suggestions for other books are welcome as well - use the comment section below, or send me an e-mail (rjs4mail[at]att.net). Elaine Howard Ecklund, Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really ...
I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone , Adam's Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins . David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen's University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. The history of the discussion of Adam and pre-adamic man has several major streams - from skeptical undermining o ...
I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone , Adam's Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins . David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen's University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. It is a readable, but thorough and academic, book looking at the history of the idea of pre-adamic or non-adamic hum ...
...says sociologist James Davison Hunter , whose presentation "To Change the World" given to the Trinity Forum some years back ( available in PDF form here ) is the basis of his new book of the same title . I urge you to read the entire essay, which I can hardly to justice to in excerpts. But I'll try. Hunter says the way we in the West think about how cultures change pretty much comes down to ...
At this moment, I'm at the National Academy of Sciences watching biologist Francisco Ayala named as winner of the 2010 Templeton Prize. Ayala, a former Dominican priest, is being recognized in part for his work in reconciling evolution with Christian theology. The prize itself, worth about $1.5 million, will be awarded to Ayala in May by the Duke of Edinburgh. Here are excerpts from the speech ...
If the intelligent-design side in the evolution debate doesn't receive the support you might expect from people who should be allies, that may be because they haven't grasped why the whole thing matters so urgently. I got an email recently from a journalist whom I'd queried on the subject. "All told, I'm on the ID side of the debate," he wrote, "but it isn't a pressing interest for me." Anyone ...
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