Blind Evolution

The Nature of Humanity and the Origin of Life
 
 
James Clarke & Co Ltd (Verlag)
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  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 176 Seiten
978-0-227-17696-2 (ISBN)
 
In Blind Evolution?: The Nature of Humanity and the Origin of Life, Professor David Frost challenges the dominant worldview derived from Darwin's evolutionary theories and perpetuated in Richard Dawkins's atheistic propaganda for Neo-Darwinism: that our universe has 'at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference'.
Frost deploys recent findings from a range of scientific studies that shake Neo-Darwinism to its foundation. Citing entertaining examples, from the inner workings of a single cell to the animal kingdom at large, from elephants and giraffes to the Japanese pufferfish, Frost maintains that Darwinian premises are wholly inadequate to engage with life or to provide a framework for our experiences of joy and sorrow, the problem of suffering, and the stark realities of good and evil.
Reflecting on the nature of existence, Frost points to a mode of human understanding parallel to scientific enquiry through the path of 'vision' accessed via the nous (or spiritual intellect). He argues that 'vision' is as much essential to our understanding of creation as is scientific enquiry - reality is best approached through a complementary partnership of both.
  • Englisch
  • Cambridge
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  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-0-227-17696-2 (9780227176962)

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Professor David Frost has lectured and broadcast on literature and theology in two hemispheres and in seven countries. He was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge for ten years before taking up a Chair of English Literature in the University of Newcastle, NSW, where he remained for twenty-one years. He later returned to Cambridge and was for eleven years Honorary Principal and Administrator of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. As Director of THE WAY, he organised what became an internationally used course for instruction in Orthodox Christianity, modelled on the famed Alpha Course.
CHAPTER ONE
'The Answers of the Book of Job and the Experience of Mankind'
CHAPTER TWO
'Has Modern Science Proved There is No Creator-God?'
CHAPTER THREE
'The Assault of Modern Atheism on Religious Faith'
CHAPTER FOUR
'Neo-Darwinism' versus 'Intelligent Design'
CHAPTER FIVE
'The Prestige of Scientific Knowledge and Other Approaches to Truth'
CHAPTER SIX
'The Evidence for a New Species, Homo Theos, the "God-Man",
Unifies our Understanding'
CHAPTER SEVEN
'Science Must Partner "Nous": a Necessary Marriage'
CHAPTER EIGHT
'To See Things as They Are': The Necessary Concurrence of Vision with Evidence
CHAPTER NINE
'To See Things as They Are': The Witness of the Natural Sciences
CHAPTER TEN
'To See Things as They Are': When Evidence Confirms Vision
CHAPTER ELEVEN
'To See Things as They Are': Mr Toad on 'The Ship of Fools'
CHAPTER TWELVE
'For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.' 'What is truth?' Pilate asked. (John 19: 37-38, NIV)
CONCLUSION
'To See Things as They Are': the Consequence of Observation

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