Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist (BOK)

Robert J. Asher

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Can a scientist believe in God? Does the ongoing debate between some evolutionists and evangelicals show that the two sides are irreconcilable? As a paleontologist and a religious believer, Robert Asher constantly confronts the perceived conflict between his occupation and his faith. In the course of his scientific work, he has found that no other theory comes close to Darwin's as an explanation for our world's incredible biodiversity. Recounting discoveries in molecular biology, paleontology and development, Asher reveals the remarkable evidence in favor of Darwinian evolution. In outlining the scope of Darwin's idea, Asher shows how evolution describes the cause of biodiversity, rather than the agency behind it. He draws a line between superstition and religion, recognizing that atheism is not the inevitable conclusion of evolutionary theory. By liberating evolution from its misappropriated religious implications, Asher promotes a balanced awareness that contributes to our understanding of biology and Earth history.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Robert J. Asher
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521193832
Antall sider 324 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 660 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Evolution