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Books To Come ... (RJS)

Date: 04/30/2010

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 ...

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Father Forgive Us ... (the challenge of Adam 8) (RJS)

Date: 04/27/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Adam, Racism, Science And Faith

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The Challenge of Adam 5 (RJS)

Date: 04/15/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Adam, David Livingstone

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You're wrong about cultural change

Date: 04/09/2010

...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 ...

Related Topics: Antonio Gramsci, Culture Change, James Davison Hunter, To Change The World

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Francisco Ayala wins the Templeton Prize

Date: 03/25/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Biology, Evolution, Francisco J. Ayala, Intelligent Design, Templeton Prize

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Reading Wesley Smith: Why the Darwin Debate Matters

Date: 03/15/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Evolution, Intelligent Design, Wesley J. Smith

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The Challenge of Adam 1 (RJS)

Date: 03/16/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Adam, Common Descent, Original Sin

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Doubts about Darwin

Date: 03/11/2010

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Michael Ruse, the historian and philosopher of science, considers recent skepticism about Charles Darwin voiced not by creationists, but by eminent philosophers. Excerpt: Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini were an isolated case, one could dismiss their book with a grimace (if you were a biologist), or welcome them with a cheer (if you were a creationist ...

Related Topics: Charles Darwin, Convergence, Darwinism, Evolution, Michael Ruse, Natural Selection, Philosophy, Simon Conway Morris

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