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Destination of the Species: The Riddle of Human Existence

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What is one to believe about the ultimates of human existence? What Michael Meacher seeks to do in this book is rather to assess the evidence - the whole range of it - without a predetermined worldview as a premise, and to decide, as objectively as possible, what the evidence on balance points to.

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Overview

What is one to believe about the ultimates of human existence? What Michael Meacher seeks to do in this book is rather to assess the evidence - the whole range of it - without a predetermined worldview as a premise, and to decide, as objectively as possible, what the evidence on balance points to.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846942631
  • Publisher: Iff Books
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Model's Wrong 5

Part I The Factual Evidence 9

Chapter 2 Origins of the Universe 10

Chapter 3 Fine-Tuning 22

Chapter 4 The Evolution of the Universe 38

Chapter 5 The Origin of Life 51

Chapter 6 The Evolution of Life Forms 69

Chapter 7 The Advent of the Human Species 89

Chapter 8 Are Human Beings Unique? 105

Chapter 9 The Evolution of Spirituality 120

Part II Assessment of the Evidence 143

Chapter 10 The Status of Religious Claims 144

Chapter 11 The Issue of Purpose 164

Chapter 12 The Model's Still Not Right 183

Chapter 13 Who Then Are We? 201

Glossary 231

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