Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin (The Terry Lectures Series)

Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin (The Terry Lectures Series)


A exclusive pupil urges scientists and non secular thinkers to develop into colleagues instead of adversaries in parts the place their fields overlap

each one age has its personal crisis—our glossy event of science-religion clash isn't so very assorted from that skilled through our forebears, Keith Thomson proposes during this considerate booklet. He considers the information and writings of Thomas Jefferson and Charles Darwin, males who struggled mightily to reconcile their faith and their technological know-how, then appears to more moderen instances while clinical demanding situations to faith (evolutionary concept, for instance) have given upward thrust to strong political responses from spiritual believers.
 
at the present time as within the eighteenth century, there are urgent purposes for participants on either side of the religion-science debates to discover universal flooring, Thomson contends. No precedent exists for shaping a reaction to concerns like cloning or stem cellphone examine, unprecedented fifty years in the past, and hence the chance arises for both sides to cooperate in making a new ethics for the typical good.

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