Unlike most books on the subject, this concise and accessible introduction stands back from the controversy to present an informative and even-handed account of what is really at stake. Reveals how engagements between science and religion have historically involved harmony as well as conflict. Explains philosophical arguments about realism, laws of nature, and miracles. Illuminates modern debates about quantum physics, cosmology, neuroscience, and evolutionary ethics, asking about their political as well as their religious significance. Examines historical episodes such as the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' of 1925, and the recent Dover Area School Board case.
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Binding Paperback
Pages 168
Author Dixon, Thomas
Publisher Oxford University Press
Main Copy Unlike most books on the subject, this concise and accessible introduction stands back from the controversy to present an informative and even-handed account of what is really at stake. Reveals how engagements between science and religion have historically involved harmony as well as conflict. Explains philosophical arguments about realism, laws of nature, and miracles. Illuminates modern debates about quantum physics, cosmology, neuroscience, and evolutionary ethics, asking about their political as well as their religious significance. Examines historical episodes such as the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' of 1925, and the recent Dover Area School Board case.

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