Science and Religion

ISBN-10: 0199295514

ISBN-13: 9780199295517

Edition: 2008

Authors: Thomas Dixon

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The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like iThe God Delusion/i 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 taken on this complex and centuries-old subject. He explores not only thekey philosophical questions that underlie the debate, but also highlights the social, political, and ethical contexts that have made 'science and religion' such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world. 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.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
What are science-religion debates really about?
Galileo and the philosophy of science
Does God act in nature?
Darwin and evolution
Creationism and Intelligent Design
Mind and morality
References and further reading
Index
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