Apes Or Angels?: Darwin, Dover, Human Nature, and Race (Google eBook)

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AuthorHouse, Mar 16, 2007 - Religion
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APES or ANGELS?: A Summary For many readers this book will be a mind-altering experience. It has a thesis that is a challenge to the conventional thinking of most Christians and their counterparts, the secular humanists. It offends both for very good reasons. It speaks the truth about Darwin's views on human origins and race. Contrary to the beliefs of most academicians and educated readers, Darwin had two dangerous ideas instead of one. Daniel Dennett was perfectly right about the first, which was the notion that natural selection operated in a way that precluded explanatory intrusions from outside the natural world. In other words, metaphysics has no place in biological explanation. Things spiritual, like vitalism and finalism, are simply inapplicable to evolutionary biology. The second idea is rarely mentioned in politically correct America- that the human races are different in sometimes significant ways. Indeed, inequality is a normal condition of nature.
  

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Contents

Darwins Destiny
1
The NeoDarwinian Synthesis
17
AntiDarwinism in America
54
The Dover Scopes Trial
72
Contra Supernaturalism
97
Up From Apes
121
Biological vs Cultural Evolution
140
Apes or Angels?
156
Endnotes
185
Additional Reading
203
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