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How blind is the watchmaker? : theism or atheism : should science decide?

Author: Neil Broom
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England : Ashgate, ©1998.
Series: Avebury series in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text demonstrates that modern materialistic science remains powerless to explain the phenomenon of life itself. It shows how the qualities of purpose, intentionality and mind, suffuse almost every aspect of the living realm, yet these same qualities remain unaccounted for by science itself.
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Broom, Neil, 1945-
How blind is the watchmaker?
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate Pub., 1998
(OCoLC)607070031
Online version:
Broom, Neil, 1945-
How blind is the watchmaker?
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate Pub., 1998
(OCoLC)607090147
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Broom
ISBN: 184014517X 9781840145175
OCLC Number: 40473863
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: xv, 207 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Birth of an idea --
The Patriarchs of modern science --
Farewell Aristotle --
Galileo's perspicillum --
A clockwork cosmos --
A new shape of 'Divinity' --
Science 're-defines' humanity --
The 'inner sanctum' of science --
Aristocrats and High Priests --
Mechanistic mongers of gloom --
The business of science --
The kind of truth science reveals --
Fragmented knowledge --
Levels of knowing --
The power of scientific analysis --
Biological 'nesting dolls' --
The faltering power of science --
The non-scientific ingredient in science --
What is life? --
Nature's incredible machinery --
Lilliputian molecular pumps --
Rotary engines and corkscrew propellors --
Molecular monkey bars --
Polanyi's concept of hierarchical structures --
Codes ancient and modern --
From silica tetrahedra to stately mansion --
Machines need higher laws --
What about biological machines? --
Disembodied knowledge --
DNA--a pseudo-God! --
What does it mean to be alive? --
Birth of life: a popular view --
The magic of megatime --
Exciting primordial broths! --
Coffee table science --
Reductionist ideology gone mad! --
Serious science and life's origin --
To be or not to be 'in equilibrium' --
Beijing turnstiles and French perfume --
Spontaneous self-organisation --
Tornadoes and breeding doughnuts --
'Canny' molecules --
A language in molecular form --
Could a 'naked gene' make the first move? --
A primordial RNA-only world --
Was protein the prime-mover of life? --
The birth of life in a 'nursery' of clay! --
Exercises in molecular self-improvement!
Series Title: Avebury series in philosophy.
Responsibility: Neil Broom.

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