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 A Good Devil's Chaplain: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

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/9780195310726.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Richard Dawkins is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, and many other books. Dawkins, known as an ... More


Introduction

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter explains why the book mingles the chapters on the history of classical studies with those on the history of Athenian religion. Written by a historical anthropologist, the ... More


The History of Research on the Covenant Code

John Van Seters

in A Law Book for the Diaspora: Revision in the Study of the Covenant Code

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153156
eISBN:
9780199834785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153154.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In a review of past research on the Covenant Code, this chapter addresses the relationship of the code to the E source of the Documentary Hypothesis and the use of form criticism of law and tradition ... More


Darwin's Legacy in America

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The debate between creationists and evolutionists stems from America's view of God and nature, of science, and of attitudes toward social elites and taxes. This chapter looks at events in ... More


Search for the Underdog

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Public events of 2000 illustrate the continuing social debate. The “intelligent design” movement emerges. Two predictions are made: (1) A sociological split over middle‐class values will swing the ... More


Introduction

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter offers a quick glimpse into the historical milieu during which this volume is set. Between the Second World War and the 1970s, this chapter shows that scientists from a wide ... More


Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Edward J. Larson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book traces the coverage, or lack thereof, of evolution in textbooks used in American public schools from the mid–1800s to the present. While the teaching of Darwinian evolution was common and ... More


Charles Darwin

Michael Ruse

in On Purpose

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195957
eISBN:
9781400888603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195957.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Charles Darwin who spent five years as the naturalist of the ship HMS Beagle, spending much time in South America and eventually going all the way around the globe. During ... More


American Anthropologists and American Society

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter generates an interest in the sociology of anthropological knowledge and reveals the three different phases of American anthropology that correspond to three different phases of the ... More


Introduction: Identity and alterity in Bronze Age Britain and Ireland

Joanna Brück

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198768012
eISBN:
9780191917073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768012.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In 2004, excavation in advance of the construction of a bypass around Mitchelstown in County Cork uncovered a number of pits on the banks of the Gradoge River (Kiely ... More


An Introduction to Evolution

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a primer on evolution, first by discussing those aspects of evolution that are most relevant to disputes with proponents of creationism. In particular, it considers two of the ... More


Theories of the Classical/Modern Distinction in the Cinema

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter, which provides an overview of the typical distinction between classical and modern cinema, suggests some basic principles to use as it constructs the stylistic-historical aspect of ... More


Modernization Theories

Raj Kollmorgen

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Modernization theories represent one of the most important and most controversial approaches in transformation research. After their golden age in the 1950s and 1960s, they came under pressure by ... More


The Tangled Web She Weaves: The Evolution of Female-Female Aggression and Status-Seeking

Laurette Liesen

in Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter presents a theoretical overview of feminist evolutionists’ contributions to the contemporary understanding of female-female aggression and female status-seeking. Not only does this ... More


Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Michael J. O'Brien and Stephen J. Shennan (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In recent years an interest in applying the principles of evolution to the study of culture emerged in the social sciences. Archaeologists and anthropologists reconsidered the role of innovation in ... More


Conclusion: Property, Improperty, and the Mortgage

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter takes the insights taken and derived from the study and analysis of the Kenyan land tenure reform—the first nationwide attempt in Africa to individualize or privatize landholding. The ... More


The Mourning of Religion II

Marc Nichanian, G. M. Goshgarian, and Jeff Fort

in Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255245
eISBN:
9780823260928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255245.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The opening question of this final chapter on Daniel Varuzhan's poetry is: What is the name of the “enemy” that destroyed the world of the ancient gods and condemned us to live under the spell of ... More


The Life of a Tormented Geologist (and Enthusiastic Evolutionist)

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter opens part 3, “A Different Approach to Authorship,” by arguing that Darwin’s increasing anxiety was driven by the challenge of fulfilling his obligations as a geological author. With ... More


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