Bijdragen 69 (1):3-17 (2008)

Authors
Abstract
Both the so-called high priests of atheism and the proponents of Intelligent Design argue that the Darwinian theory of evolution is more problematic for theism than any other scientific theory. Against the grain of most contemporary philosophers and theologians, I contend that their arguments are largely correct. Moreover, neo-Darwinism is especially threatening the soft theism or deism, defended by Darwin and several of the most prominent Darwinian theorists . For the proponents of ID, this implies that a more theistic science is needed, whereas Dennett and Dawkins hold that the triumph of Darwinism as a science goes hand in hand with the death of theism. However, I contend that a reconciliation of today’s evolutionary theory with theism is possible. In order to substantiate this claim, I sketch out different intellectually legitimate ways to immunize theism against the many ‘Darwinian dangers’
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2143/BIJ.69.1.2028871
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,666
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life.David L. Hull - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (3):435-438.
Culture and Value.L. Wittgenstein - 1982 - Critica 14 (41):93-96.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

In Defence of Intelligent Design.William Dembski - 2006 - In Philip Clayton (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. Oxford University Press. pp. 715-731.
Steve Fuller and Intelligent Design.J. Shearmur - 2010 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (3):433-445.
Intelligent Design and the End of Science.Jeffrey Koperski - 2003 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 77 (4):567-588.
Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design.Bradley Monton - 2011 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (1):254 - 259.
Intelligent Design From the Viewpoint of Complex Systems Theory.Chunyu Dong - 2010 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (3):461-470.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-12-26

Total views
11 ( #770,510 of 2,349,374 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #510,581 of 2,349,374 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes