By Thomas Dixon
The talk among technology and faith is rarely out of the scoop: feelings run excessive, fuelled by way of polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, on the different finish of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to educate "Intelligent layout" in colleges. but there's even more to the controversy than the conflict of those extremes. As Thomas Dixon indicates during this balanced and thought-provoking creation, an entire diversity of perspectives, refined arguments, and engaging views are available in this complicated and centuries-old topic. He explores the major philosophical questions that underlie the controversy, but in addition highlights the social, political, and moral contexts that experience made the tensions among technological know-how and faith this kind of fraught and fascinating subject within the smooth international. Dixon emphasizes how the trendy clash among evolution and creationism is quintessentially an American phenomenon, coming up from the tradition and background of the USA, as exemplified throughout the ongoing debates approximately the way to interpret the First-Amendment's separation of church and country. alongside the best way, he examines landmark historic episodes resembling the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's personal non secular and medical odyssey, the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925, and the Dover sector institution Board case of 2005, and contains views from non-Christian religions and examples from around the actual, organic, and social sciences.
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