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Main Title Evolutionary Theory and the Creation Controversy [electronic resource] /
Author Rieppel, Olivier.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QH359-425
ISBN 9783642148965
Subjects Life sciences. ; Science--History. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Anthropology.
Internet Access
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Collation X, 204 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
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. 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.