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Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the popular writings of the six scientists who have been the most influential in shaping perceptions of science, how it works, and how it relates to other fields of human endeavor, ... More


Conclusion: Science and Beyond

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The oracles of science: Carl Sagan, Stephen Weinberg, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Edward O. Wilson, and Stephen Jay Gould make connections between science and culture, and they particularly ... More


Evolutionary Explanation: Between Science and Values

Ullica Segerstråle

in Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for social scientists

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195130027
eISBN:
9780199893874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130027.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The sociobiology debate, which has often been interpreted as a political controversy between conservative hereditarians and progressive culturalists (or environmentalists), in fact represented a ... More


 Evolutionary Biology and the Question of Trust

Michael Ruse

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the phenomenon of fraud and dishonesty in science is more akin to a perversion than a straight sin. Examples from the history of evolutionary biology are used to show how ... More


Shaping Science with Rhetoric: The Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrodinger, and Wilson

Leah Ceccarelli

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226099064
eISBN:
9780226099088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programs? Why do some attempts to inspire such ... More


Is Darwinism Sexist? (And if It Is, So What?) Is Darwinism Sexist? (And if It Is, So What?) Michael Ruse

Michael Ruse

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A major complaint of critics, especially feminists, is that Darwinism is sexist. It is argued that this criticism is based on very selective reading of the texts, and that for every sexist Darwinian ... More


Four Theories in Search of Ethnocentrism

in Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226435701
eISBN:
9780226435725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes four theories that claim to speak to ethnocentrism. These theoretical perspectives include ethnocentrism as a consequence of realistic group conflict, as an outgrowth of the ... More


The Poetics of Consilience: Edward O. Wilson and A. R. Ammons

John Barnie

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of Edward O. Wilson in attempting to unify the knowledge of natural and social sciences using biology as a starting point. In Wilson's Consilience, he proposes a ... More


A Global Resource

Megan Raby

in American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The 1960s and 1970s saw a wave of highly influential publications on problems of the distribution and ecological controls on species diversity, which drew heavily on data from key tropical field ... More


Darwinian Theory Comes of Age

Michael Ruse

in The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and their Battle to Understand Human Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190867577
eISBN:
9780190867607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867577.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

As professional science, Darwinian theory is now a fully functioning paradigm. Darwinism as religion continues and war continues as a good confirmatory case study. There is now, thanks both to fossil ... More


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