Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction.

DIXON, T.,

Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 0199295514 / ISBN 13: 9780199295517
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Oxford University Press, 2008. 168p. Paperback. Series: Very Short Introductions. A rich introductory text.on the study of relations of science and religion. R. P. Whaite, Metascience 29.04.10 (Publisher's information). Condition: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41279

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Inhaltsangabe: The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach "Intelligent Design" in schools. Yet there is much more to the debate than the clash of these extremes. As Thomas Dixon shows in this balanced and thought-provoking introduction, a whole range of views, subtle arguments, and fascinating perspectives can be found on this complex and centuries-old subject. He explores the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate, but also highlights the social, political, and ethical contexts that have made the tensions between science and religion such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world. Dixon emphasizes how the modern conflict between evolution and creationism is quintessentially an American phenomenon, arising from the culture and history of the United States, as exemplified through the ongoing debates about how to interpret the First-Amendment's separation of church and state. Along the way, he examines landmark historical episodes such as the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925, and the Dover Area School Board case of 2005, and includes perspectives from non-Christian religions and examples from across the physical, biological, and social sciences.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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Science and Religion: Questions for Consideration and Discussion

  • If you think that scientific and religious forms of knowledge are fundamentally different, can you define the essence of that difference?
  • Why has Richard Dawkins's brand of scientific atheism proved so compelling to millions of people in the twenty-first century?
  • Can miracles happen? And how can science help us answer that question?
  • If you think that it is possible to combine science with religious faith then what do you think is most difficult about that combination? Are there any scientific findings that could or should give a religious believer pause for thought?
  • Is "Intelligent Design" a scientific theory? If not, why not?
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    Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press Jul 2008, 2008. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach 'Intelligent Design' in schools. 168 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780199295517

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