Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears (Routledge Classics 2nd Revised edition)

Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears (Routledge Classics 2nd Revised edition)

By: Mary Midgley (author)Hardback

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According to a profile in The Guardian, Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Considered one of Britain's finest philosophers, Midgley exposes the illogical logic of poor doctrines that shelter themselves behind the prestige of science. Always at home when taking on the high priests of evolutionary theory - Dawkins, Wilson and their acolytes - she has famously described evolution as 'the creation-myth of our age'. In Evolution as a Religion, she examines how science comes to be used as a substitute for religion and points out how badly that role distorts it. As ever, her argument is flawlessly insightful: a punchy, compelling, lively indictment of these misuses of science. Both the book and its author are true classics of our time.

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Mary Midgley (1919 - ). A philosopher with a special interest in ethics, human nature and science, Mary Midgley has a widespread international following for her work. Her latest book is Science and Poetry.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/02/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415278324
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780415278324
  • weight: 330
  • ISBN10: 0415278325
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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