The Science Myth: God, Society, the Self and What We Will Never Know.

The Science Myth: God, Society, the Self and What We Will Never Know.

by Dominique Chu

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The Science Myth: God, Society, the Self and What We Will Never Know. by Dominique Chu

We are in the midst of a culture war between science and religion. In this struggle science portrays itself as the white knight of enlightenment truth defending humanity against the dark forces of religious fundamentalism, ignorance and gullibility that threaten free thinking and progress. But is there really the fundamental difference between science and religion that the culture warriors like us to believe? This book takes the reader on an inside journey through science showing how scientific beliefs are made. It will show science as a human activity that is shaped by power struggles, personal interests, cultural prejudices, beliefs and values...and yes, experimental data as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782790471
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Pages: 437
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Chu is lecturer in computer science at the University of Kent, UK. His research focuses on computational models of living systems and biocomplexity. He also regularly publishes on philosophy of science.

Table of Contents

Part I

Chapter 1 Introduction 2

Chapter 2 Ideal Worlds 15

Chapter 3 The science of life 79

Chapter 4 Complexity 152

Part II

Chapter 5 What is science? 226

Chapter 6 Scientific rationalism 310

Chapter 7 Je pense done je suis 350

Chapter 8 Epilogue 413

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