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Finding Darwin's God

A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution

by Kenneth R. Miller

On Sale: 04/03/2007

Price: $14.99

Finding Darwin's God

A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution

by Kenneth R. Miller

On Sale: 04/03/2007

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Price: $14.99

About the Book

Much contemporary thought has centered on the mistaken assumption that evolution requires a strictly materialist view of the origins of all organisms, including human beings. However, in Finding Darwin’s God, biology professor Kenneth R. Miller persuasively shows that the difficulties evolution presents for Western religions are more apparent than real.

Miller offers a surprising resolution to the evolutionism vs. creationism debate, demonstrating how, properly understood, evolution adds depth and meaning not only to a strictly scientific view of the world, but also to a spiritual one. Miller is a religious person, but he is also certain that we evolved. Finding Darwin’s God argues that the two credos are not mutually exclusive; in fact, one enriches the other. This incisive, exciting and thoughtful work shows that the real world is less certain and far more interesting than either the scientific mainstream or creationists assume.

Kenneth R. Miller, a recipient of numerous awards for outstanding teaching, is a cell biologist, a professor of biology at Brown University, and the coauthor of widely used high school and college biology textbooks. In addition, he has written articles that have appeared in numerous scientific journals and magazines, including Nature, Scientific American, Cell, and Discover. He lives in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

“Miller is both an outstanding scientist and a gifted teacher. In this scholarly book, he uses his unusual abilities to explain the overwhelming evidence for evolution in a lucid and very entertaining way.”—Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences

Critical Praise

An act of intellectual daring and spiritual integrity...a refreshing departure fromthe tired polemics of the evolution wars. - Book List, starred review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061233500
  • ISBN 10: 0061233501
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/03/2007
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.829 in (d)
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $14.99
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • BISAC2 : RELIGION / General