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Religion and science : the basics

Author: Philip Clayton
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Basics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Clayton
ISBN: 9781315121277 1315121271
OCLC Number: 1054245960
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface --
1. The basic question: science --
or religion, or science --
and religion? --
The debate that no one can avoid --
A naturalist and a theist in debate --
Taking stock --
2. Expanding the options --
Theism and naturalism at odds --
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God, design, and delusion --
A broader (and more interesting) exchange --
Constructive skepticism: Michael Shermer --
Theistic evolution: Francis Collins --
Agnostic naturalism: Neil DeGrasse Tyson --
New vistas --
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3. Science and the worlds religions --
Christianity --
Judaism --
Islam --
Hinduism --
Buddhism --
Conclusions and further questions to explore --
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4. Physics --
Why the religious interest in cosmology? --
Fundamental physics --
Fine-tuning and the multiverse --
What physics does and doesnt show --
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5. The biological sciences --
The origins of life --
Evolution and creation --
Are genes the fundamental units of evolution? --
Are humans unique? --
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6. The neurosciences --
Brains, minds, and consciousness --
Can thoughts and intentions do --
anything? --
Whatever happened to the soul? --
Challenging the boundaries between mind and brain --
Religious experience --
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7. Religion and science in historical and philosophical perspective --
The history of religion and science --
Are science and religion intrinsically at war? --
The philosophy of science --
Is science really objective? --
Separationists and Integrationists --
Change the names, solve the problem? --
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8. Science, technology, and ethics --
Stem cell research --
Modifying our genes --
Ethical issues at the end of life --
The rights of subjects in scientific experiments and medical care --
Warfare technologies --
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9. The future of science and religion --
Summarizing the options --
Making the case for partnerships --
Theyre your questions now.. --
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Glossary --
Index
Series Title: Basics.
Responsibility: Philip Clayton.

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