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Religion First—and Last

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter documents the religious essence of intelligent design and establishes its true identity as creationism, based on the words and publications of the intelligent design creationists ... More


It’s not about the Evidence: The Role of Metaphysics in the Debate

Charles E. Mitchell

in For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257580
eISBN:
9780520943711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257580.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The apparent conflicts between science and religion with respect to human evolution owe their origin to the different roles that metaphysics plays in the two approaches to knowledge and to ... More


The Roots of the Tree of Life

J. David Archibald

in Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter traces the origins of the imagery used to depict the biological tree of life, going back to the ancient Romans and their obsession with ancestors and reverence for nature. A tree ... More


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