Evolution and the Big Questions

Evolution and the Big Questions

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This provocative text considers whether evolutionary explanations can be used to clarify some of lifea€™s biggest questions. Examines topics of race, sex, gender, the nature of language, religion, ethics, knowledge, consciousness and ultimately, the meaning of life Each chapter presents a main topic, together with discussion of related ideas and arguments from various perspectives Addresses questions such as: Did evolution make men and women fundamentally different? Is the concept of race merely a social construction? Is morality, including universal human rights, a mass delusion? Can religion and evolution really be harmonized? Does evolution render life meaningless? Written in a clear and informative style, with helpful references for further reading and researchThis mechanism has now been studied and confirmed over and over again in the lab and in the wild, and it remains the ... But what is worse, to deny evolution is to deny the very nature and value of evidence itself. ... The answer is clearly no, for reasons already given and further elucidated in a number of places in this book.

Title:Evolution and the Big Questions
Author:David N. Stamos
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-09-23


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