Back to Darwin: The Scientific Case for Deistic Evolution
Rowman and Littlefield, 1994 - 434 من الصفحات
The author addresses the major points of disagreement between science and religion, so as to be able to obtain a unified view of the rise of life.
Contents: PREFACE: Creation vs. Evolution: The Modern Debate; The Deistic Roots of Modern Darwinsim. PART I: THE IMPLAUSIBILITY OF NON-THEISTIC EVOLUTION: Spontaneous Generation; Mutations; Species and Speciation; Natural Selection; God and the Nature of Perfection; The Fossil Record. PART II: DIRECTED EVOLUTION: Weak Orthogenesis, Opportunism, the Lamarckism; Evolution and the New Genetics; Self-Organization and the Prospect of Directed Evolution; On the Role of Natural Processes in the Creation. Part III: A THEOLOGICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS: The Reality and the Necessity of Evolution as a Cosmic Process; The Legitimacy of Moderate Anthropocentrism; The Morality of Evolution. PART IV: DEISTIC EVOLUTION AND MODERN PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY: Supernatural Naturalism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Species and Speciation 97 47
God and the Nature of Perfection
The Fossil Record
Weak Orthogenesis Opportunism and Lamarckism
On the Role of Natural Processes in the Creation
The Reality and Necessity of Evolution as a Cosmic
The Legitimacy of Moderate Anthropocentrism
The Morality of Evolution
Deistic Evolution and Modern Philosophical Theology
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