Evolutionary Theory and the Creation Controversy

  • Olivier Rieppel

Table of contents

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  10. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Evolutionary theory addresses the phenomenon of the origin and diversity of plant and animal species that we observe. In recent times, however, it has become a predominant ideology which has gained currency far beyond its original confines. Attempts to understand the origin and historical development of human culture, civilization and language, of the powers of human cognition, and even the origin of the moral and ethical values guiding and constraining everyday life in human societies are now cast in an evolutionary context. In “Evolutionary Theory and the Creation Controversy” the author examines evolutionary theory from a historical perspective, explaining underlying metaphysical backgrounds and fundamental philosophical questions such as the paradoxical problem of change, existence and creation. He introduces the scientists involved, their research results and theories, and discusses the evolution of evolutionary theory against the background of Creationism and Intelligent Design.

Keywords

Creationism Darwin Evolution Intelligent design Laws of Nature Philosophy of Science

Authors and affiliations

  • Olivier Rieppel
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  1. 1.Dept. GeologyField Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14896-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14895-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14896-5
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