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Author Rieppel, Olivier.

Title Evolutionary theory and the creation controversy / Olivier Rieppel
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (x, 204 pages)
Contents What is the Story to be Told?- The Problem of Change; Changing World Views -- Stemming the Tide of Change -- A Matter of (Natural) Laws -- The "Law of Superposition"- Respectable Science -- What is It?- Linking the Facts -- Tracing the Traces
Summary Evolutionary theory addresses the phenomenon of the origin and diversity of plant and animal species that we observe. In recent times, however, it has become a predominant ideology which has gained currency far beyond its original confines. Attempts to understand the origin and historical development of human culture, civilization and language, of the powers of human cognition, and even the origin of the moral and ethical values guiding and constraining everyday life in human societies are now cast in an evolutionary context. In "Evolutionary Theory and the Creation Controversy" the author examines evolutionary theory from a historical perspective, explaining underlying metaphysical backgrounds and fundamental philosophical questions such as the paradoxical problem of change, existence and creation. He introduces the scientists involved, their research results and theories, and discusses the evolution of evolutionary theory against the background of Creationism and Intelligent Design
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Evolution (Biology)
Intelligent design (Teleology)
creationism (religious ideology)
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution.
Evolution (Biology)
Intelligent design (Teleology)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783642148965