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Title : Darwinian Revolution
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ISBN : 15775198
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 483 Pages
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  • Jim
    2018-12-09 20:22

    Audio download, 24 30 minute lectures plus a 108 page guidebook.For those considering purchasing these lectures be aware that Professor Gregory is an historian of science, not a scientist. In his well organized and articulate presentation, he outlines the state of natural and biologic science before the publication of Darwin's work explaining evolution by way of natural selection, since evolution had been a part of natural science before Darwin brought it to the fore. By placing evolutionary philosophy in the context of Darwin's time, Gregory describes the essence of the scientific method, in which that data and conclusions are critically scrutinized (sometimes brutally)...as it should be...alternate interpretations are offered, and new technology developed and employed, causing the discussions to be refreshed. No room for blind dogma here.I was inspired by these lectures (prompted by Gregory) to rediscover the works of Stephen Jay Gould (one of my scientific heroes), particularly on his views of the clash between the natural and the supernatural (evolution vs creationism). Gould ultimately concludes that there is no resolution possible his NOMA (Non-overlapping magisteria) position, stating: "Science tries to document the factual character of the natural world, and to develop theories that coordinate and explain these facts. Religion, on the other hand, operates in the equally important, but utterly different, realm of human purposes, meanings, and values—subjects that the factual domain of science might illuminate, but can never resolve." and "Science tries to document the factual character of the natural world, and to develop theories that coordinate and explain these facts. Religion, on the other hand, operates in the equally important, but utterly different, realm of human purposes, meanings, and values—subjects that the factual domain of science might illuminate, but can never resolve." (Gould, Stephen Jay. Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life.)The controversy of religious faith versus evolutionary biology will never be resolved, but ain't it fun to argue about.Highly recommended, thought provoking, with a philosophical last chapter worthy of Kant.Wait for a sale, but it's worth every penny, especially when you consider how many times you will re-listen.