Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears
Psychology Press, 2002 - 212 pages
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.
Do Science and Religion Compete?
The Irresistible Escalator
Choosing a World
The Problem of Direction
Scientist and Superscientist
Science Scepticism and Awe
The Service of Self and the Service of Kali
Who or What is Selfish?
Dreaming and Walking
The Limits of Individualism
The Vulnerable World and Its Claims on Us
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Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears, Volume 10
Limited preview - 2002