The Missing Link: A Symposium on Darwin's Creation-Evolution Solution

The Missing Link: A Symposium on Darwin's Creation-Evolution Solution

By: Roy Abraham Varghese (editor)Paperback

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The Missing Link blazes a unique trail through the conundrums and controversies generated by evolutionary theory and religious thought. To date, these debates have centered on the origin of species. This book, however, turns the spotlight on the origins of consciousness, thought, and the self while also considering the relationship between God and science. Remarkably, Darwin himself highlighted the relevance of the origin of consciousness to the question of a creator. Therefore, The Missing Link works within a framework that was laid out at the dawn of the creation-evolution debate. Since that time, however, this framework has rarely been considered or explored. The unifying theme of this volume is the conclusion that the existence of God is grounded in rational thought. Contributors to The Missing Link include three Nobel Prize winners, renowned scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, and noted contemporary philosophers of consciousness, language, and the self.

About Author

Roy Abraham Varghese has published nine books on the interaction of science, philosophy and religion. Of these Cosmos, Bios, Theos included contributions from 24 Nobel Prize winners and was cited as "the year's most intriguing book about God" by Time magazine. Cosmic Beginnings and Human Ends received a Templeton Book Prize for Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences.

Contents

Preface: A Symposium on Darwin's Framework for a Creation-Evolution Solution Roy Abraham Varghese The Missing Link Roy Abraham Varghese Part 1: Consciousness, Language and the Self Darwin, Mind and God Simon Conway Morris Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Cambridge University Life and Human Life: Their Nature and Emergence-The Singularity of Human Life David Braine Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen Reductionism and the Self Geoffrey Madell Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh. Part 2: God Science and God Anthony Hewish Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1974, Emeritus Professor of Radio Astronomy, Cambridge University Ordinary Faith, Ordinary Science William D. Phillips Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997, National Institute Of Standards And Technology, Gaithersburg and University Of Maryland, College Park Traditional Wisdom and Recently Acquired Knowledge in Biological Evolution Werner Arber Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology, 1978, Emeritus Professor, Molecular Microbiology, Biozentrum, University Of Basel Evolution and the Fear of Large Numbers Owen Gingerich Professor Emeritus, Astronomy and History of Science, Harvard University The Cosmological and Teleological Arguments Revisited David Conway Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Middlesex University How do I Account for the Existence of Consciousness, Thought and the Human Self? (with an appendix on Stephen Hawking and God) John C. Lennox Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford Appendix: Emergence and Reductionism Harold Morowitz, Professor in Biology and Natural Philosophy, George Mason University and former Professor, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University Acknowledgements

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761860648
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • ID: 9780761860648
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 0761860649

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