Biology meets theology

Divergent views on evolution

Genes, Genesis and God: Values and Their Origins in Natural and Human History, by Holmes Rolston
Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy, by Michael Ruse
Evolutionary and Molecular Biology: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action Series (Vol. 3), edited by Robert J. Russell, William Stoeger and Francisco Ayala

When conservative Christians take a stand against evolutionary theory, everyone notices. When biologists such as Richard Dawkins or E.O. Wilson claim that evolutionary biology excludes faith, disproves God or shows how much human beings are like other primates, the religious community becomes irate and newspapers spread the story across their front pages.

 

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