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Who am I? Where did I come from? Where did life come from? How you answer these questions will profoundly impact how you live your life. Professor Collier has compiled into one engaging volume the scientific case for God and theism encased in the philosophy of one of the most brilliant and unusual scientist/philosophers of our age: Michael Polanyi. Few people have the time to survey the full spectrum of the modern intelligent design movement and how it grew out of and interacts with the writings of Michael Polanyi. With this book you can step back and survey the whole scene, and know exactly who you need to read next if necessary. Collier has condensed the critical details of Polanyi and the Intelligent Design movement into a single volume that informs without being overly simplistic, but is also engaging and fun.

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Genre: Religion
Author: William B. Collier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2020-03-23
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532692710

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What would biology look like if it took the problem of natural evil seriously? This book argues that biological descriptions of evolution are inherently moral, just as the biblical story of creation has biological implications. A complete account of evolution will therefore require theological input. The Dome of Eden does not try to harmonize evolution and creation. Harmonizers typically begin with Darwinism and then try to add just enough religion to make evolution more palatable, or they begin with Genesis and pry open the creation account just wide enough to let in a little bit of evolution. By contrast, Stephen Webb provides a theory of how evolution and theology fit together, and he argues that this kind of theory is required by the internal demands of both theology and biology. The Dome of Eden also develops a theological account of evolution that is distinct from the intelligent design movement. Webb shows how intelligent design properly discerns the inescapable dimension of purpose in nature but, like Darwinism itself, fails to make sense of the problem of natural evil. Finally, this book draws on the work of Karl Barth to advance a new reading of the Genesis narrative and the theology of Duns Scotus to provide the necessary metaphysical foundation for evolutionary thought.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Stephen H. Webb
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2010-01-01
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781630874223

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A 3,000 ship fleet is headed for Earth, populated by beings that must conquer or die.As usual, humanity is caught off guard. There are few spaceships and most aren't suitable for converting to warships. The temporary solution? Buy time with blood. Heroes once again step forward when the need is greatest. They'll succeed--or perish in the attempt.

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Author: Jack L Knapp
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-07-26
File: 274 Pages
ISBN-13: 107402933X

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Since the publication in 1859 of Darwin’s Origin of Species, debate over the theory of evolution has been continuous and often impassioned. In recent years, opponents of "Darwin’s dangerous idea" have mounted history’s most sophisticated and generously funded attack, claiming that evolution is "a theory in crisis." Ironically, these claims are being made at a time when the explosion of information from genome projects has revealed the most compelling and overwhelming evidence of evolution ever discovered. Much of the latest evidence of human evolution comes not from our genes, but from so-called "junk DNA," leftover relics of our evolutionary history that make up the vast majority of our DNA. Relics of Eden explores this powerful DNA-based evidence of human evolution. The "relics" are the millions of functionally useless but scientifically informative remnants of our evolutionary ancestry trapped in the DNA of every person on the planet. For example, the analysis of the chimpanzee and Rhesus monkey genomes shows indisputable evidence of the human evolutionary relationship with other primates. Over 95 percent of our genome is identical with that of chimpanzees and we also have a good deal in common with other animal species. Author Daniel J. Fairbanks also discusses what DNA analysis reveals about where humans originated. The diversity of DNA sequences repeatedly confirms the archeological evidence that humans originated in sub-Saharan Africa (the "Eden" of the title) and from there migrated through the Middle East and Asia to Europe, Australia, and the Americas. In conclusion, Fairbanks confronts the supposed dichotomy between evolution and religion, arguing that both science and religion are complementary ways to seek truth. He appeals to the vast majority of Americans who hold religious convictions not to be fooled by the pseudoscience of Creationists and Intelligent Design advocates and to abandon the false dichotomy between religion and real science. This concise, very readable presentation of recent genetic research is completely accessible to the nonspecialist and makes for enlightening and fascinating reading.

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Genre: Science
Author: Daniel J. Fairbanks
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Release: 2009-09-18
File: 289 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781615920099

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An insightful exploration of the iconic Galápagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world The Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. This book tells the story of the islands’ namesakes—the giant tortoises—as coveted food sources, objects of natural history, and famous icons of conservation and tourism. By doing so, it brings into stark relief the paradoxical, and impossible, goal of conserving species by trying to restore a past state of prehistoric evolution. The tortoises, Elizabeth Hennessy demonstrates, are not prehistoric, but rather microcosms whose stories show how deeply human and nonhuman life are entangled. In a world where evolution is thoroughly shaped by global history, Hennessy puts forward a vision for conservation based on reckoning with the past, rather than trying to erase it.

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Genre: Science
Author: Elizabeth Hennessy
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2019-10-29
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300249156

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How did the replication bomb we call ”life” begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as ”the sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius”), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery.

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Genre: Science
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2008-08-04
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0786724269

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In this account of early mammals and their evolution, a naturalist presents fossil discoveries such as towering mammoths, tiny horses, and whales with legs, among other exotic extinct species, providing a perspective on the grandeur of evolution.

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Genre: Science
Author: David Rains Wallace
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2005-09-13
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520246843

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In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.

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Genre: Religion
Author: S. Thistlethwaite
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2010-11-17
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780230113473

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A journey through life from early childhood in England to happy retirement in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada, this memoir traces a man's milestones through interesting years. It spans World War II, the rapid and constant whirl of the emerging world of technology, an experience with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and many travels in which his growing spirituality emerged. Encounters with death and cancers are recalled together with the knowledge gained to cope with these and other adversities. It is a journey to be shared and may well help in discovering your own story.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Brian Robinson
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2015-09-20
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781300874355

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Provides historical background from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives to show the relevance and prominence of Adam and Eve's story in life today, where we are inundated with references to the Garden of Eden in popular culture from an early age.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Theresa Sanders
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2009
File: 245 Pages
ISBN-13: 0742563332

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