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Rocks of ages : science and religion in the fullness of life

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 1999.
Series: Library of contemporary thought.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance. Instead of choosing between science and religion, Gould asks, why not opt for a golden mean (which he calls NOMA, for non-overlapping magisteria) that accords dignity and distinction to each realm?
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gould, Stephen Jay.
Rocks of ages.
New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 1999
(OCoLC)606143099
Online version:
Gould, Stephen Jay.
Rocks of ages.
New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 1999
(OCoLC)607351286
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN: 0345430093 9780345430090
OCLC Number: 39886951
Description: viii, 241 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Problem stated: Preamble --
Tale of two Thomases --
Fate of two fathers --
Problem resolved in principle: NOMA defined and defended --
NOMA illustrated --
Coda and segue --
Historical reasons for conflict: Contingent basis for intensity --
Columbus and the flat Earth: example of the fallacy of warfare between science and religion --
Defending NOMA from both sides now: struggle against modern creationism --
Psychological reasons for conflict: Can nature nurture our hopes? --
Nature's cold bath and Darwin's defense of NOMA --
Two false paths of irenics.
Series Title: Library of contemporary thought.
Responsibility: Stephen Jay Gould.
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Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance. Instead of choosing between science and religion, Gould asks, why not opt for a golden mean (which he calls NOMA, for non-overlapping magisteria) that accords dignity and distinction to each realm?

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