Galileo, Darwin, and Hawking The Interplay of Science, Reason, and Religion

ISBN-10: 0802826962

ISBN-13: 9780802826961

Edition: 2005

Authors: Phil Dowe
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 213
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Harmony or Conflict?
Cosmology and Scripture
Cosmology
Genesis and Hermeneutics
Augustine's Hermeneutics
Calvin's Hermeneutics
Galileo and the Church
Bellarmino's Dilemma
Galileo's Reconciliatory Hermeneutics
Conclusion
The Hermeneutics of Science and Religion: Realism and Antirealism
Osiander's Preface
Antirealist Accounts of Science
Scientific Realism and Inference to the Best Explanation
Antirealism in Philosophy of Religion
Knowledge and Power
The Heritage of Greek Logic and Geometry
The Image of God
Descartes, Rationality, and the Perspicuity of Nature
Francis Bacon's Vision of Science and Technology
Bacon and the Cultural Mandate
Twentieth-Century Critiques of the Baconian Vision
From God to Science and Back: The Mutual Relevance of Science and Religion
Miracles
Hume's Theory of Rational Belief
Testimonial Evidence
The Concept of a Miracle
Hume's First Argument against Miracles
A Problem for Testimony
Hume's 'Limitation'
Hume's Second Argument against Miracles
Schlesinger's Defence of Miracles
Creation and Evolution
Teleological and Mechanical Explanation
Paley's Design Argument
Darwin's The Origin of Species
Natural Selection or Special Creation?
Darwin and God
Darwin and Asa Gray
From the Monkey Jibe to the Monkey Trial
Creation Science
Big Bang Cosmology and God
Kalam Cosmological Argument and the Infinite Universe
Big Bang Cosmology
The Anthropic Principle
God as an Explanation
Chance and Many Worlds Explanations
The Inverse Gambler's Fallacy
The Observer Selection Effect
Denial of the Need for Explanation
God and Chance
The Chance Worldview
Providence
Three Models of Providence
Quantum Chance
Chance and Providence
Physical Chance, Divine Cause
Physical Chance, No Divine Cause
Meaningless Coincidences
Conclusion
The Interaction of Science and Religion
Mutual Interaction
Defeasibility and the God of the Gaps Objection
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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