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Back to Darwin; The Scientific Case for Deistic Evolution
     

Back to Darwin; The Scientific Case for Deistic Evolution

by M. A. Corey
 

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The author addresses the major points of disagreement between science and religion, so as to be able to obtain a unified view of the rise of life. Contents: PREFACE: Creation vs. Evolution: The Modern Debate; The Deistic Roots of Modern Darwinsim. PART I: THE IMPLAUSIBILITY OF NON-THEISTIC EVOLUTION: Spontaneous Generation; Mutations; Species

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The author addresses the major points of disagreement between science and religion, so as to be able to obtain a unified view of the rise of life. Contents: PREFACE: Creation vs. Evolution: The Modern Debate; The Deistic Roots of Modern Darwinsim. PART I: THE IMPLAUSIBILITY OF NON-THEISTIC EVOLUTION: Spontaneous Generation; Mutations; Species and Speciation; Natural Selection; God and the Nature of Perfection; The Fossil Record. PART II: DIRECTED EVOLUTION: Weak Orthogenesis, Opportunism, the Lamarckism; Evolution and the New Genetics; Self-Organization and the Prospect of Directed Evolution; On the Role of Natural Processes in the Creation. Part III: A THEOLOGICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS: The Reality and the Necessity of Evolution as a Cosmic Process; The Legitimacy of Moderate Anthropocentrism; The Morality of Evolution. PART IV: DEISTIC EVOLUTION AND MODERN PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY: Supernatural Naturalism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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CTNS Bulletin
Corey fuses a recent discovery of chemical evolution into a deistic concept of God and argues, in turn, that this deistic hypothesis provides a metaphysical foundation for evolution... [He] has coupled this old idea with a modern scientific discovery in a convincing and interesting way.
— Hee-Joo Park, AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
Ctns Bulletin
Michael Corey makes a refreshing and creative attempt at integrating these two fundamental systems of belief...
Ctns Bulletin - Hee-Joo Park
Corey fuses a recent discovery of chemical evolution into a deistic concept of God and argues, in turn, that this deistic hypothesis provides a metaphysical foundation for evolution... [He] has coupled this old idea with a modern scientific discovery in a convincing and interesting way.
Booknews
Argues that the process of biological evolution is not only fully consistent with the existence of a Grand Designer, but is unintelligible in the absence of one. Considers the implausibility of non-theistic evolution, directed evolution, a theological justification for evolution, and the implications of deistic evolution for theology. Paper edition (unseen), $37. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780819193070
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

M.A. Corey received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School, where he studied theology and the philosophical relationship between science and religion. He is the author of several books including God and the New Cosmology (UPA, 1993).

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