Intelligible Design: A Realistic Approach To The Philosophy And History Of Science, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814447617
  • ISBN-13: 9789814447614
  • DDC: 501
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book provides realistic answers to hotly debated scientific topics: Science is about quantitative aspects of natural realities (physical, chemical, biological) but it is the result of human intellectual inquiry and therefore not per se materialistic.This book, with contributions from experts in physics, cosmology, mathematics, engineering, biology and genetics, covers timely and relevant topics such as the origin of the universe, the origin of life on Earth, the origin of man (intelligent life) and the origin of science.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Modern Science in Historical Perspective.
2: On the Origins of Modern Science.
3: The Post-Renaissance Revolution: The New Science.
4: Frank Sherwood Taylor: The Man Who Was Converted by Galileo.
5: The Limits of Science.
6: On the Intelligibility of Quantum Mechanics.
7: Uncertainty, Incompleteness, Chance, and Design.
8: A Finite, Open and Contingent Universe.
9: On the Origin and Development of Life.
10: A Brief History of Evolutionary Thought.
11: Life's Intelligible Design.
12: What Are the Contributions of Genetics to the Understanding of Life?.
13: On the Human Genome in Contrast to the Great Apes Genome.
14: On the Evolution Controversy.
15: On the Riddle of Man's Origin.
16: On Science, History and Free Will.
Concluding Remarks.