The Selfless Gene

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 17, 2009 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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In THE SELFLESS GENE, Charles Foster assesses the claims of Neo-Darwinists and Young Earth Creationists, demonstrating that orthodox Christianity is not incompatible with what evolutionary biology says about our world. The real issue, he argues, centres around the ethical implications of natural selection, and what such a system based on selfishness, waste and death might say about the loving creator God of the Christian faith. Intelligent, provocative and accessible, THE SELFLESS GENE offers the prospect of a reasoned dialogue between faith and scientific study, and a reconciliation of what are popularly seen as two opposing worldviews. In THE SELFLESS GENE, Charles Foster assesses the claims of Neo-Darwinists and Young Earth Creationists, demonstrating that orthodox Christianity is not incompatible with what evolutionary biology says about our world. The real issue, he argues, centres around the ethical implications of natural selection, and what such a system based on selfishness, waste and death might say about the loving creator God of the Christian faith. Intelligent, provocative and accessible, THE SELFLESS GENE offers the prospect of a reasoned dialogue between faith and scientific study, and a reconciliation of what are popularly seen as two opposing worldviews.

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Review: The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin

User Review  - Rama - Goodreads

A debate about natural selection and intelligent design Darwin's theory of evolution and Genesis are not compatible, but few biologists and many theologians have found a common ground to give ... Read full review

Review: The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin

User Review  - John Ausmus - Goodreads

The Selfless Gene: Living with God and Darwin by Charles Foster In this book, the author tries to both explain and reconcile some of the positions of two widely separated intellectual camps- those of ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Charles Foster is a writer, barrister and tutor in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Oxford and sits as a part-time judge in the criminal and civil courts. He read veterinary medicine and law at the University of Cambridge and has written, edited or contributed to thirty books. His two most recently published books are THE JESUS INQUEST (an inquiry into the historicity of the resurrection) and TRACKING THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. He writes regularly for many publications.

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