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Darwinism, Purpose and Meaning

  • Mary Midgley (a1)
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Researchers report that people who are asked to give their reason for converting to Creationism often say that they have done so because they see it as the only possible alternative to ‘Darwinism’ – something which they find intolerable and equate with scientific atheism.

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1 Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (New York: Basic Books, 1995), 155.

2 Thomas Henry Huxley and Charles Darwin, Autobiographies (London: Oxford University Press, 1974), 54.

3 Life's Solution; Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 313.

4 Davies Paul, The Goldilocks Enigma; Why Is The Universe Just Right For Life? (London: Penguin, 2006), 1718

5 The First Three Minutes (London: Andre Deutsch, 1977), 155. Emphasis mine.

6 See Monod , Chance and Necessity (Glasgow, Collins, 1972), 154, 159.

7 Davies, The Goldilocks Enigma, 18.

8 Disturbing the Universe (New York: Harper & Row, 1979), 250.

9 Davies, The Goldilocks Enigma, 302–3.

10 Morris, Life's Solution, 21 and 113.

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Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements
  • ISSN: 1358-2461
  • EISSN: 1755-3555
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