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Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith

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ISBN-10: 0231115067

ISBN-13: 9780231115063

Edition: 2000

Authors: Robert Pollack, Robert E. Pollack

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Are there parallels between the "moment of insight" in science and the emergence of the "unknowable" in religious faith? Where does scientific insight come from? Award-winning biologist Robert Pollack argues that an alliance between religious faith and science is not necessarily an argument in favor of irrationality: the two can inform each other's visions of the world. Pollack begins by reflecting on the large questions of meaning and purpose -- and the difficulty of finding either in the orderly world described by the data of science. He considers the obligation to find meaning and purpose despite natural selection's claim to be a complete explanation of our presence as a species -- a…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Robert Pollack is a professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, where he has received the Alexander Hamilton Medal, and is director of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion. His books include The Missing Moment: How the Unconscious Shapes Modern Scienceand Signs of Life: The Language and Meaning of DNA,which received the Lionel Trilling Award and has been translated into six languages.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Order Versus Meaning: Science and Religion
The Meaning Is in the Order: DNA-Based Medicine
Meaning Beyond Order: The Science of One Life at a Time
Postscript
Bibliography
Index