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Science vs. Religion
By Steve Fuller

Science vs. Religion

Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution

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Science vs. Religion by Steve Fuller

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For centuries, science and religion have been portrayed as diametrically opposed. In this provocative new book, Steve Fuller examines the apparent clash between science and religion by focusing on the heated debates about evolution and intelligent design theory. In so doing, he claims that science vs. religion is in fact a false dichotomy. For Fuller, supposedly intellectual disputes, such as those between creationist and evolutionist accounts of life, often disguise other institutionally driven conflicts, such as the struggle between State and Church to be the source of legitimate authority in society. Nowadays many conservative anti-science groups support intelligent design theory, but Fuller argues that the theory's theological roots are much more radical, based on the idea that humans were created to fathom the divine plan, perhaps even complete it. He goes on to examine the unique political circumstances in the United States that make the emergence of intelligent design theory so controversial, yet so persistent. Finally, he considers the long-term prognosis, arguing that the future remains very much undecided as society reopens the question of what it means to be human. This book will appeal to all readers intrigued by the debates about creationism, intelligent design and evolution, especially those looking for an intellectually exciting confrontation with the politics and promise of intelligent design theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745641218
ISBN-10: 0745641210
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steve Fuller

Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

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