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Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith

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Charles Darwin has been at the center of white-hot public debate for more than a century. In Living With Darwin, Philip Kitcher stokes the flames swirling around Darwin's theory, sifting through the scientific evidence for evolution, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design, and revealing why evolution has been the object of such vehement attack. Kitcher first provides valuable perspective on the present controversy, describing the many puzzles that blocked evolution's acceptance in the early years, and explaining how scientific research eventually found the answers to these conundrums. Interestingly, Kitcher shows that many of these early questions have been resurrected in recent years by proponents of Intelligent Design. In fact, Darwin himself considered the issue of intelligent design, and amassed a mountain of evidence that effectively refuted the idea. Kitcher argues that the problem with Intelligent Design isn't that it's "not science," as many critics say, but that it's "dead science," raising questions long resolved by scientists. But Kitcher points out that it is also important to recognize the cost of Darwin's success--the price of "life with Darwin." Darwinism has a profound effect on our understanding of our place in the universe, on our religious beliefs and aspirations. It is in truth the focal point of a larger clash between religious faith and modern science. Unless we can resolve this larger issue, the war over evolution will go on.

About the Author

Philip Kitcher is the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. An eminent philosopher, he is the author of many books on science, literature, and music, including Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism; The Lives to Come: The Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities; Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Knowledge; Science, Truth, and Democracy; and In Mendel's Mirror.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Disinterring Darwin

2. Goodbye to Genesis

3. One Tree of Life

4. At the Mercy of Chance?

5. A Mess of Pottage

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195384345
Author:
Kitcher, Philip
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Philip
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Philosophy | Science
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Series:
Philosophy in Action
Series Volume:
Evolution, Design, a
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 line illus.
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5 x 6.9 x 0.7 in 0.456 lb

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