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The Resource Origin and evolution of the universe : evidence for design?, edited by John M. Robson ; introduction by Alan H. Batten

Origin and evolution of the universe : evidence for design?, edited by John M. Robson ; introduction by Alan H. Batten

Label
Origin and evolution of the universe : evidence for design?
Title
Origin and evolution of the universe
Title remainder
evidence for design?
Statement of responsibility
edited by John M. Robson ; introduction by Alan H. Batten
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Does the universe have the character it has because of design? In this collection of essays first presented at a symposium sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Royal Society of Canada, seventeen scientists and philosophers re-examine the "Argument by Design" in light of current scientific theories. Scientists in such diverse fields as cosmology, physics, geology, biology, and psychology provide syntheses of the state of their respective disciplines with regard to questions such as the origin or evolution of the universe and of life, the interaction of life and terrestrial environment, and verbal communication in prehumans. Contributions by philosophers cover such areas as arguments for as designer and the question of whether nature's laws and initial conditions could be viewed as "fine tuned" for the production of life. Many of the chapters demonstrate the awe-inspiring success of modern science in explaining the universe in terms of fairly straightforward natural laws, countering those versions of the design argument which try to find evidence of God's activities in the supposed failures of scientific laws to cover various phenomena. This book not only raises important questions about our understanding of the world and its origins abut also provides a fascinating view of the different perspectives on this topic
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.O68 1987eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Robson, John M.
  • Royal Society of Canada
  • Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
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  • Cosmology
  • Cosmogony
  • Life
  • Teleology
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Cosmogony
  • Cosmology
  • Life
  • Teleology
  • Kosmologie
  • Kongress
  • Kosmogonie
  • Leben
  • Entstehung
  • Teleologie
  • Kosmologie
Label
Origin and evolution of the universe : evidence for design?, edited by John M. Robson ; introduction by Alan H. Batten
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Publication
Copyright
Note
At head of title: The Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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 / Alan H. Batten -- The "purpose" of chance in light of the physical basis of evolution / Robert H. Haynes -- The gene seemed as inaccessible as the materials of the galaxies / Barry W. Glickman -- From selfish DNA to Gaia: one molecular biologist's view of the evolutionary process / W. Ford Doolittle -- The large-scale structure of the universe / P.J.E. Peebles -- Of stars, planets, and life / Michael W. Ovenden -- Is the physical universe natural / W.G. Unruh -- Coincidences: mundane and cosmological / Ian Hacking -- Diretionalite, intentionnalite, et analogie dans l'approche de l'univers / Jean-Paul Audet -- The ecopoiesis of Daisy World / James E. Lovelock -- The earth and its life: geologic record of interactions and controls / Jan Veizer -- An anthropocentric view of the universe: evidence from geology / Digby J. McLaren -- Origin of consciousness / Richard Swinburne -- The origin of human communication / Doreen Kimura -- More gaps for God? / Hugo Meynell -- In the beginning is the dance of love / Ravi Ravindra -- Science, design, and ambiguity: concluding reflections / Terence Penelhum
Control code
560380379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773561441
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12k7s5w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560380379
Label
Origin and evolution of the universe : evidence for design?, edited by John M. Robson ; introduction by Alan H. Batten
Publication
Copyright
Note
At head of title: The Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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 / Alan H. Batten -- The "purpose" of chance in light of the physical basis of evolution / Robert H. Haynes -- The gene seemed as inaccessible as the materials of the galaxies / Barry W. Glickman -- From selfish DNA to Gaia: one molecular biologist's view of the evolutionary process / W. Ford Doolittle -- The large-scale structure of the universe / P.J.E. Peebles -- Of stars, planets, and life / Michael W. Ovenden -- Is the physical universe natural / W.G. Unruh -- Coincidences: mundane and cosmological / Ian Hacking -- Diretionalite, intentionnalite, et analogie dans l'approche de l'univers / Jean-Paul Audet -- The ecopoiesis of Daisy World / James E. Lovelock -- The earth and its life: geologic record of interactions and controls / Jan Veizer -- An anthropocentric view of the universe: evidence from geology / Digby J. McLaren -- Origin of consciousness / Richard Swinburne -- The origin of human communication / Doreen Kimura -- More gaps for God? / Hugo Meynell -- In the beginning is the dance of love / Ravi Ravindra -- Science, design, and ambiguity: concluding reflections / Terence Penelhum
Control code
560380379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773561441
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12k7s5w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560380379

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