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Is Evolution a Secular Religion?

19/09/2018 Σχολιάστε

 

Michael Ruse*

Summary

The fact of evolution postulated by Charles Darwin in his Origin of Species was quickly embraced by the great thinkers of Victorian society, but its mechanism, natural selection, seemed to be less appealing. As Michael Ruse ponders in his essay, evolution seemed to have been adopted as a new secular religion, complete with commandments for how to progress to a better life and cathedrals of natural history housing valuable fossil relics.

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Endangered species

25/07/2018 1 Σχολιο

Many of the animals pictured here—from the American bison to the polar bear—are on the IUCN Red List, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list of globally endangered, threatened, and vulnerable species. (Angela Waye/ Shutterstock)

Published: June 29, 2014

Author: C Michael Hogan

An endangered species is a biological taxon that is at risk of becoming extinct in a proximate time frame much sooner than the long term horizon in which species typically persist.[1]

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Timeline of biology and organic chemistry

11/07/2018 Σχολιάστε
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History of biology

25/04/2018 1 Σχολιο

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για biology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Philosophy of biology

28/03/2018 Σχολιάστε

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για biology

 

 

The philosophy of biology is a subfield of philosophy of science, which deals with epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues in the biological and biomedical sciences. Although philosophers of science and philosophers generally have long been interested in biology (e.g., Aristotle, Descartes, and even Kant), philosophy of biology only emerged as an independent field of philosophy in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Letters shed light on bitter rivalries behind discovery of DNA double helix

10/01/2018 Σχολιάστε

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για DNA double helix

 

Newly found letters between Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins illuminate the race to determine the structure of DNA

Ian Sample, science correspondentguardian.co.uk, Wednesday 29 September 2010

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Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever

13/12/2017 Σχολιάστε

thunderstruck9: Oscar Ghiglia (Italian, 1876-1945), La mela [Apple], c.1922-25. Oil on cardboard, 25 x 17.2 cm.

Oscar Ghiglia (Italian, 1876-1945), La mela [Apple], c.1922-25

Robert Macfarlane

 

Friday 1 April 2016 Last modified on Monday 4 April 2016

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/01/generation-anthropocene-altered-planet-for-ever

 

We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but how are writers and artists responding to this crisis?

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