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|Title||:||Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Number of Pages||:||150|
|Category||:||Science, Religion, Non fiction, Philosophy, History|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction The debate between science and religion is never out of the news emotions run high fuelled by polemical bestsellers like em The God Delusion em 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 found on this complex and centuries old subject He explores the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate but also highlights the social political and ethical contexts that have made the tensions between science and religion such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world Dixon emphasizes how the modern conflict between evolution and creationism is quintessentially an American phenomenon arising from the culture and history of the United States as exemplified through the ongoing debates about how to interpret the First Amendment s separation of church and state 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 and the Dover Area School Board case of and includes perspectives from non Christian religions and examples from across the physical biological and social sciences .
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