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The Resource Consecrating science : wonder, knowledge, and the natural world, Lisa H. Sideris

Consecrating science : wonder, knowledge, and the natural world, Lisa H. Sideris

Label
Consecrating science : wonder, knowledge, and the natural world
Title
Consecrating science
Title remainder
wonder, knowledge, and the natural world
Statement of responsibility
Lisa H. Sideris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Consecrating Science, Lisa Sideris offers a searing critique of 'The New Cosmology, ' a complex network of overlapping movements that claim to bring together science and spirituality, all in the name of saving our planet from impending ecological collapse. Highly regarded in many academic circles, these movements have been endorsed by numerous prominent scholars, scientists, historians, and educators. Their express goal--popularized in numerous books, films, TED talks, YouTube videos, podcasts, and even introductory courses at places like Harvard or Washington University--is to instill in readers and audiences a profound sense of being at home in the universe, thereby fostering environmentally responsible behavior. Whether promoted as 'The New Story, ' 'The Universe Story, ' or 'The Epic of Evolution, ' they all offer humanity a new sacred story, a common creation myth for modern times and for all people: the evolutionary unfolding of the universe from the Big Bang to the present. Evolutionary science and religious cosmology--together at last! But as Sideris shows, however, the New Cosmology actually underwrites a staggeringly anthropocentric vision of the world. Instead of cultivating an ethic of respect for nature, the project of 'consecrating science' only increases human arrogance and indifference to nonhuman life. Going back to the work of Rachel Carson and other naturalists, the author shows how a sense of wonder, rooted in the natural world and our own ethical impulses, helps foster environmental attitudes and policies that protect our planet"--Provided by publisher
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Sideris, Lisa H
Dewey number
201/.65
Index
index present
LC call number
GE24
LC item number
.S54 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental ethics
  • Religion and science
  • Wunder, ..
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Environmental ethics
  • Religion and science
  • Natur
  • Theologie
Label
Consecrating science : wonder, knowledge, and the natural world, Lisa H. Sideris
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the return of epic science -- Seeking what is good in wonder -- The book of nature and the book of science : Richard Dawkins on wonder -- E.O. Wilson's ionian enchantment : a tale of two realities -- Evolutionary enchantment and denatured religious naturalism -- Anthropic and anthropocene narratives of the new cosmology -- Genesis 2.0 : the epic of evolution as religion of reality -- Making sense of wonder
Control code
992968452
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520967908
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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  • 22573/ctt1rr6j9s
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992968452
Label
Consecrating science : wonder, knowledge, and the natural world, Lisa H. Sideris
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the return of epic science -- Seeking what is good in wonder -- The book of nature and the book of science : Richard Dawkins on wonder -- E.O. Wilson's ionian enchantment : a tale of two realities -- Evolutionary enchantment and denatured religious naturalism -- Anthropic and anthropocene narratives of the new cosmology -- Genesis 2.0 : the epic of evolution as religion of reality -- Making sense of wonder
Control code
992968452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520967908
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1rr6j9s
  • b52d42a5-bc65-4e3d-9997-22a4d465fd00
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992968452

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