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Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution (John B Cobb (ed)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2008) 9780802848376
Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution (John B Cobb (ed)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2008) 9780802848376
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Title: Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution

Author: Cobb, John B (ed)

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802848376

Volumes: 1; Pages: 464

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This book provides a distinctive way beyond the quarrels between evolutionary science and Christian belief. Leading scientists, philosophers, and theologians critically discuss the metaphysical assumptions of neo-Darwinism and offer concrete ways of broadening mainstream evolutionary theory. Their open exchange, moderated by veteran process theologian John B. Cobb, allows for intelligent purpose in the evolutionary process, even opening the door to God's potential influence on it.Table of Contents PrefaceAcknowledgmentsList of ContributorsIntroduction1. BACKGROUND MATERIALSEDITOR'S PREFACE1. Balfour versus Huxley on Evolutionary Naturalism: A Twenty-First-Century PerspectiveJohn Greene2. From Paley to Darwin: Design to Natural SelectionFrancisco J. Ayala3. Reduction, Emergence, Naturalism, Dualism, Teleology: A Pr�cisFrancisco J. Ayala4. Egg-to-Adult, Brain-to-Mind, and Ape-to-Human TransformationsFrancisco J. Ayala5. Neo-Darwinism: Scientific Account and Theological AttributionsJeffrey Schloss2. TO BROADEN AND DIVERSIFY EVOLUTIONARY THEORYEDITOR'S PREFACE6. Six Scientific Alternatives to Neo-DarwinismA. Y. Gunter7. Evolution, Complexity, and Energy FlowDorion Sagan8. Hydrogen: Humanity's Maker and BreakerReg Morrison9. Gaia and MachinesLynn Margulis10. The Role of Symbiogenesis in EvolutionLynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan11. Punctuated Equilibrium and Species SelectionFrancisco J. Ayala12. The Baldwin EffectFrancisco J. Ayala13. Evolution and Process ThoughtIan G. Barbour14. Organisms as Agents in EvolutionJohn B. Cobb, Jr.3. THE PHILOSOPHICAL CHALLENGE TO NEO-DARWINISMEDITOR'S PREFACE15. Why Aren't We Zombies? Neo-Darwinism and Process ThoughtCharles Birch16. Introduction to "The Metaphysics of Consciousness and Evolution"Robert J. Valenza17. Neo-Darwinism and Its Religious ImplicationsDavid Ray Griffin18. Process and EmergencePhilip Clayton4. EVOLUTION AND GODEDITOR'S PREFACE19. Darwinism, Design, and Cosmic PurposeJohn F. Haught20. Divine Providence and the Question of Evolutionary DirectionalityJeffrey P. Schloss21. From Calvinism to Claremont: Now That's Evolution! Or, From Calvin's Supernaturalism to Griffin's Theistic NaturalismHoward J. Van Till22. Whitehead's Naturalism and a Non-Darwinian View of EvolutionDavid Ray Griffin23. What God DoesJohn B. Cobb, Jr.APPENDIX: The Metaphysics of Consciousness and EvolutionRobert J. Valenza
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