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Genesis before Darwin: Why Scripture Needed Liberating from Science

Francis Watson

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

It is commonly assumed that "Darwin" represents the triumph of scientific rationality over scripture and superstition—an assumption combining ignorance of history with a philosophically naïve account ... More


Ethics, Science, and Society

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Describes Buddhists’ ethical criticisms of science. In the early twentieth century, both science and progressive thought in China were closely associated with social evolutionism. Wrongly referred to ... More


Some Obstacles to Altruism

Melvin Konner

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Natural selection, as Darwin presented it, requires variation, some heritability of the variation, and some differential reproductive success tied to the variation. Notice that it does not require ... More


This is the story of life on Earth

Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane

in It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808282
eISBN:
9780191866944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808282.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The story of Earth’s biosphere is looked at in the round, with a view to understanding correctly terminology such as ‘survival of the fittest’, and getting sound metaphors to underpin our ... More


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