Rocks of Ages
By (author) Stephen Jay Gould
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Rocks of Ages by Stephen Jay Gould
Book DescriptionWriting with characteristic bracing intelligence and clarity, Gould sheds new light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance. Instead of having to choose between science and religion, Gould asks, why not opt for the golden resolution that accords dignity and distinction to both? In elaborating and exploring his thought-provoking concept, Gould delves into the history of science with stories of figures as Galileo and Darwin, and concludes that science defines the natural world, and religion our moral world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099284529
(199mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Jay Gould
Questioning the Millennium, Paperback (September 2011)
Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical erudition, warmth, and whimsy: What is the concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Christ's 1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly does the millennium begin--January 1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?
Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms, Paperback (September 2011)
With his customary brilliance, Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that build nature's and humanity's diversity and order.
Dinosaur in a Haystack, Paperback (September 2011)
From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to the centering theme of evolution.
I Have Landed, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Stephen Jay Gould
Gould's final essay collection is based on his remarkable series for Natural History magazine--exactly 300 consecutive essays, with never a month missed, published from 1974 to 2001. Both an intellectually thrilling journey into the nature of scientific discovery and the most personal book he ever published.
UK Kirkus Review » In this book, essayist and palaeontologist Stephen Jay Gould describes and defends the 'NOMA Principle' in an attempt to resolve what he sees as the illusory conflict between science and religion. The term is a contraction of the phrase 'Non-Overlapping Magisteria', which enlarges a concept familiar to students of the philosophy of science - you can't use the tools from one sphere of inquiry to unearth meaningful information about another. A magisterium, defined in the Preamble as 'a domain where one form of teaching holds the appropriate tools for meaningful discourse and resolution', is a self-contained area of exploration with its own terms and rules: Gould argues that science and religion are two such magisteria, the natural world being the domain of science, and the moral world the stamping ground of religion. He presents his argument clearly and forcibly, drawing in the process on famous events and figures from the history of both disciplines. Gould delights in pointing up the marginality of so-called staple instances of science at war with religion - the flat earth myth, we find, is just that: an apocryphal tale which gained a sudden currency in the wake of 19th-century populist fervour - and does so with his customarily sparky conversational tone. He has the gift of making his reader think: he never lauds his obvious intelligence and speaks simply and passionately. Aside from a brief descent into witheringly sarcastic creationist-bashing, all angles of the science/religion quandary are treated sympathetically before being shown to be symptomatic of one great misconception: science and religion as warring factions, rather than independent, respectfully coexistent, fields of investigation concerned with separate areas of human existence. Entertaining and convincing stuff. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University and the curator for invertebrate palaeontology in the University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. He is the author of over twenty books, and received the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the MacArthur Fellowship. He died in May 2002.
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