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Evolutionary Biology : Conceptual, Ethical, and Religious Issues - R. Paul Thompson

Evolutionary Biology

Conceptual, Ethical, and Religious Issues

By: R. Paul Thompson (Editor), Denis Walsh (Editor)

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Published: 31st March 2014
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Evolution - both the fact that it occurred and the theory describing the mechanisms by which it occurred - is an intrinsic and central component in modern biology. Theodosius Dobzhansky captures this well in the much-quoted title of his 1973 paper 'Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution'. The correctness of this assertion is even more obvious today: philosophers of biology and biologists agree that the fact of evolution is undeniable and that the theory of evolution explains that fact. Such a theory has far-reaching implications. In this volume, eleven distinguished scholars address the conceptual, metaphysical and epistemological richness of the theory and its ethical and religious impact, exploring topics including DNA barcoding, three grand challenges of human evolution, functionalism, historicity, design, evolution and development, and religion and secular humanism. The volume will be of great interest to those studying philosophy of biology and evolutionary biology.

ISBN: 9781139698900
ISBN-10: 1139698907
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 31st March 2014