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Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition

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[A] scathing assessment…Berry shows that Wilson's much-celebrated, controversial pleas in Consilience to unify all branches of knowledge is nothing more than a fatuous subordination of religion, art, and everything else that is good to science…Berry is one of the most perceptive critics of American society writing today.-Lauren F. Winner, Washington Post Book WorldI am tempted to say he understands [Consilience] better than Wilson himself…A new emancipation proclamation in which he speaks again and again about how to defy the tyranny of scientific materialism.-Colin C. Campbell, Christian Science MonitorBerry takes a wrecking ball to E. O. Wilson's Consilience, reducing its smug assumptions regarding the fusion of science, art, and religion to so much rubble.-Kirkus ReviewsIn Life Is a Miracle, the devotion of science to the quantitative and reductionist world is measured against the mysterious, qualitative suggestions of religion and art. Berry sees life as the collision of these separate forces, but without all three in the mix we are left at sea in the world.

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In "Life Is a Miracle", the devotion of science to the quantitative and reductionist world is measured against the mysterious, qualitative suggestions of religion and art. Berry sees life as the collision of these separate forces, but without all three in the mix people are left at sea in the world.

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ISBN:
9781582431413
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Location:
Washington
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Philosophy and science
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-673
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 6 oz

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