Religion and Science
In this timely work, Russell, philosopher, agnostic, mathematician, and renowned peace advocate, offers a brief yet insightful study of the conflicts between science and traditional religion during the last four centuries. Examining accounts in which scientific advances clashed with Christian doctrine or biblical interpretations of the day, from Galileo and the Copernican Revolution, to the medical breakthroughs of anesthesia and inoculation, Russell points to the constant upheaval and reevaluation of our systems of belief throughout history. In turn, he identifies where similar debates between modern science and the Church still exist today. Michael Ruse's new introduction brings these conflicts between science and theology up to date, focusing on issues arising after World War II.
This classic is sure to interest all readers of philosophy and religion, as well as those interested in Russell's thought and writings.
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the one missing star is because of the lack of coherency I felt reading the book Read full review
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Bertrand Russell is such a genius philosopher.In this book,he proved that science always had the upper hand over religion through time.He also showed that the priesthood is nothing but a bunch of ... Read full review
INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL RUSE
n THE COPERNICAN REVOLUTION
DEMONOLOGY AND MEDICINE
SOUL AND BODY