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Evolution as a religion strange hopes and stranger fears by Mary Midgley

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Published by Routledge in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Evolution -- Religious aspects,
  • Religion and science

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMary Midgley.
SeriesRoutledge classics
The Physical Object
Pagination212 p. ;
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21086025M
ISBN 100415278325, 0415278333
OCLC/WorldCa48486611

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_Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears_, republished by Routledge in , is a revised edition of a book by philosopher Mary Midgley which attempts to reveal the excesses and overbold prophecies of certain biologists (and other scientists) in their attempt to turn evolution into a religion/5(13). In Evolution as a Religion, she examines how science comes to be used as a substitute for religion and points out how badly that role distorts it. As ever, her argument is flawlessly insightful: a punchy, compelling, lively indictment of these misuses of science. Both the book and its author are true classics of our time. Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears. According to a profile in The Guardian, Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Evolution as a Religion Strange hopes and stranger fears by Mary Midgley. This is a book review of Evolution as a Religion: Strange hopes and stranger fears, by Mary n, , ISBN (Midgley also wrote Beast and Man.). This book pursues some of the themes in Beast and y has no problems with evolution as a piece of science but diapproves of evolution .

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Evolution as a religion by Mary Midgley, , Methuen edition, in English Evolution as a religion ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by:   Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears by Mary Midgley (, revised edition ) I recently read the classic Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears by English philosopher Mary Midgley. In the introduction to the revised () edition, Midgley explains the motivation for the book as follows: “I had been. Evolution makes religious claims on the basis of a presumed flow of history. It is a religious system which is against Christ and His church. One system of faith denies the other. Evolution is a contemporary creation myth, not really so different from the creation myths of the ancients. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.

  Evolution and Religion book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Questioning the beliefs of the world's eminent evolutionists.4/5.   In Evolution as a Religion, she examines how science comes to be used as a substitute for religion and points out how badly that role distorts it. As ever, her argument is flawlessly insightful: a punchy, compelling, lively indictment of these misuses of science. Both the book and its author are true classics of our by: Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint—and Mr [sic] Gish is but one of many to make it—the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion.   It has become common for critics of evolution to claim that it is a religion which is being improperly supported by the government when it is taught in schools. No other facet of science is singled out for this treatment, at least not yet, but it is part of a wider effort to undermine naturalistic science.