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The Resource Evolution and belief : confessions of a religious paleontologist, Robert J. Asher

Evolution and belief : confessions of a religious paleontologist, Robert J. Asher

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Evolution and belief : confessions of a religious paleontologist
Title
Evolution and belief
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confessions of a religious paleontologist
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Robert J. Asher
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eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
"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 andEarth history"--
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Asher, Robert J
Dewey number
576.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366
LC item number
.A84 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Science and religion
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
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adult
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confessions of a religious paleontologist
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Evolution and belief : confessions of a religious paleontologist, Robert J. Asher
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Science and religion; 2. Evolution as a science; 3. Characters and common descent; 4. The fossil record; 5. The roots of mammals; 6. A brief history of elephants; 7. Whales are no fluke; 8. Creationism: the fossils still say no!; 9. DNA and the Tree of Life; 10. DNA and information 'creation'; 11. Biology and probability; 12. Evolution, education, and conclusions; Bibliography; Index
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2011038242
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780521193832
Lccn
2011038242
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Evolution and belief : confessions of a religious paleontologist, Robert J. Asher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Science and religion; 2. Evolution as a science; 3. Characters and common descent; 4. The fossil record; 5. The roots of mammals; 6. A brief history of elephants; 7. Whales are no fluke; 8. Creationism: the fossils still say no!; 9. DNA and the Tree of Life; 10. DNA and information 'creation'; 11. Biology and probability; 12. Evolution, education, and conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Control code
2011038242
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780521193832
Lccn
2011038242

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