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The war of the Jesus and Darwin fishes : religion and science in the postmodern world

Author: John Caiazza
Publisher: New Brunswick : Transaction Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume begins with the simple placement of fish symbols on the back of cars -- one a fish with a cross exhibited by Christians, the other a fish with legs, filled with the word "evolution"--And moves to explore the cultural milieu of religious demonstration on a global level. Chapters consider these symbols as reflections of a global war of beliefs that began with initial conflicts over evolutionary ideas in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Caiazza
ISBN: 9780765803801 0765803801
OCLC Number: 123968119
Description: x, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The war of the Jesus and Darwin fishes --
Religion and science in the postmodern world --
The postmodern world --
Sources of the on-going conflict --
Shifting grounds of the "war" between religion and science --
The fog of war --
The reductive temptation --
Kuhn's new history of science --
Galileo's enduring career --
Why the physicists speak of God --
The dissolving gene --
How evolution came from outer space --
Evolutionary psychology and the inevitability of religious belief --
The agony of J. Robert Oppenheimer --
Scientific technology is the return of magic --
The dynamic relation between religion and science --
Comparative religion and scientific law --
The dynamic relationship of religion and science in the postmodern world --
Conclusion: A vision of tolerable order.
Responsibility: John C. Caiazza.
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Looks at an observable phenomenon - the placement of fish symbols on the rear of automobiles. There are two kinds: one a fish outline with a cross, exhibited by Christians; the other a fish outline  Read more...

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