The Mythology of Evolution

This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges.

The Mythology of Evolution

Author: Chris Bateman

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780996500

Page: 278

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This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges.

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The Mythology of Science

The purpose of this book (first published in 1967) is to define the nature of the opposing religious systems of thought, Christian creationism and Darwinism (in its various forms).

The Mythology of Science

Author: R. J. Rushdoony

Publisher: Chalcedon Foundation

ISBN: 1879998262

Page: 188

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The "mythology" of science is its religious devotion to the myth of evolution. In evolution, man is the highest expression of intelligence and reason, and such thinking will not yield itself to submission to a God it views as a human cultural creation, useful, if at all, only in a cultural context. Views of origins are dependent on faith, and one's position speaks much as to one's religious tenets. Evolutionary faith, however, cannot tolerate any view of the natural world or science that places it under another faith, such as the Christian belief in a sovereign causative God. Darwin gave an ostensibly scientific justification for man's rebellion against God. He put men at the top of the evolutionary ladder, allowing them to believe they had realized Satan's lure to Adam and Eve and become "as gods, knowing [determining] good and evil" (Genesis 3:5). We can attack the science of evolution all we want, but the battle for our faith, true science, and our culture is a religious one over the nature of truth. Evolution is a religious faith that has become entrenched as a presupposition of modern thought. For Christians to argue about the "unproven" nature of the evolutionary hypothesis or the circular reasoning of its thought is of some value, but the essential issue is that two opposing religious faiths are in conflict. Evolution is popular because it is such a useful paradigm to sinful men; it dispenses with God as a prerequisite of all things. But Christianity as a religious faith depends not on proofs that are constructions of man's fallen mind, but on the reality of an almighty God who reveals Himself to us by grace. Christianity, too, depends on circular reasoning: we even begin and end with faith in God and His revelation. The purpose of this book (first published in 1967) is to define the nature of the opposing religious systems of thought, Christian creationism and Darwinism (in its various forms). It is a call to urge Christians to stand firm for Biblical six-day creationism as a fundamental aspect of their faith in the Creator.

The Mythological Evolution of the Universe

But how does that affect us? Are we collectively moving toward a particular destination that has already been determined? Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions and more in The Mythological Evolution of the Universe.

The Mythological Evolution of the Universe

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9353052769

Page: 20

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Ancient texts—or Vedas—were written for us to make sense of the universe that we live in. It is, however, believed that that the Vedas are of non-human origin and contain timeless wisdom. The Vedas acknowledge the existence of 'jiva' or soul and that each unique 'jiva' contributes to the constant shaping of the universe. But how does that affect us? Are we collectively moving toward a particular destination that has already been determined? Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions and more in The Mythological Evolution of the Universe.

The Myth of the Goddess

A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the ...

The Myth of the Goddess

Author: Anne Baring

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941405

Page: 800

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A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the implications of this loss.

The Evolution of Tolkien s Mythology

This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien's life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien's life.

The Evolution of Tolkien   s Mythology

Author: Elizabeth A. Whittingham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476611742

Page: 232

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The History of Middle-earth traces the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary world, stories, and characters from their earliest written forms to the final revisions Tolkien penned shortly before his death in 1973. Published posthumously by Tolkien’s son Christopher, the extensively detailed 12-volume work allows readers to follow the development of the texts that eventually became Tolkien’s immensely popular The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, The Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales. This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien’s life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien’s life. Following chapters deal with elements common to Tolkien’s popular works, including the cosmogony, theogony, cosmology, metaphysics, and eschatology of Middle-earth. The study also reviews some of the myths with which Tolkien was most familiar—Greek, Roman, Finnish, and Norse—and reveals the often overlapping relationship between mythology, biblical stories, and Tolkien’s popular works.

Evolutionary Mythology in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut

An original research study of Kurt Vonnegut's portrayal of America as evolutionary mythology based on Charles Darwin's theories.

Evolutionary Mythology in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut

Author: Gilbert McInnis

Publisher: Academica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781933146997

Page: 253

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This research monograph is an important contribution to the study of the author, Kurt Vonnegut and the great evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin. The book examines Darwin's influence on the American culture that were Vonnegut's major focus and interest and the source of his importance as a major American writer of the later half of the 20th century. This book is relevant in its attempt to understand, in Vonnegut's novels, how Darwin's theory of evolution functions as a cosmogonic myth that is widely accepted in order to explain why the world is as it is and why things happen as they do, to provide a rationale for social customs and observances, and to establish the sanctions for the rules by which Vonnegut's characters conduct their lives. Moreover, this book deals with how and why Kurt Vonnegut's fiction represents the changing human image resulting from Darwinism. The author discovered and developed his literary theory of “Evolution as a Mythology” from the novel Galápagos (Kurt Vonnegut,1985). McInnis presausively developed theory suggests changes to the American (and English) literary landscape with a new and dynamic way to interpret literature, something the literary field has not seen since since Jean-Francois Lyotard described his ideas on narrative in his essay, the “Postmodern Condition,” published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction in the early 1980's. The Table of Contents includes: Acknowledgements Preface Introduction 1. Darwinism, Social Darwinism, and Mythology 2. Mythology and Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection in Galápagos 3. The Principles of the Evolutionary Mythology in Galápagos 4. The Sirens of Titan: Darwin, Einstein, and the Cosmological Connection 5. The Sirens of Titan: Quantum Mechanics, Einstein, and the In-Complete Story 6. Slaughterhouse-Five: Einstein, Natural Selection, and the Unified Story 7. Nazi Mythology and Totalitarian Minds in Mother Night 8. Adapting to the Evolutionary Mythology in Mother Night 9. The Mythology of the Consumer Society in Breakfast of Champions 10. Evolutionary Mythology in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut Bibliography Index

Science Fiction The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

Humans engage in purposeful evolution, throughout history attempting to
advance and improve upon their nature and their conditions of existence. Of
special note, humans continually attempt to “evolve” their minds and capacities,
and in so ...

Science Fiction   The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

Author: Thomas Lombardo

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785358545

Page: 632

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An evolutionary and transformative journey through the history of science fiction from the innermost passions and dreams of the human spirit to the farthest reaches of the universe, human imagination, and beyond. '...a grand vision of the role of science fiction in the progress of human consciousness.' Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller, Winner of the Kurd Lasswitz Award

Pioneers of Evolution from Thales to Huxley

potent as embodying the thought of man, are brought by the twin sciences of
Comparative Mythology and Folklore, and Comparative Theology—remains of
paramount value, because existing to this day in hitherto unsuspected form, ...

Pioneers of Evolution from Thales to Huxley

Author: Edward Clodd

Publisher: Good Press

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"Pioneers of Evolution from Thales to Huxley" by Edward Clodd. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrines of Evolution with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy

And first let us note that theology , metaphysics , and science all have their
common starting - point in mythology . It is worthy of remark that at about the
same time when Comte first announced his theory of the primeval origin of
philosophy in ...

Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrines of Evolution  with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy

Author: John Fiske

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Page: 465

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"The present work is based upon lectures given at Harvard University in the autumn of 1869 and spring of 1871. At the outset these lectures were designed to include only a criticism of the Positive Philosophy, or Positivism, but I have enlarged the course to make it include a somewhat complete outline-sketch of the new philosophy based on the Doctrine of Evolution. The extravagant claim of Positivism to stand for the whole of attainable scientific philosophy is, I trust, finally disposed of of when it is shown that a system of philosophy has been constructed, out of purely scientific materials and by the employment of scientific methods, which opposes a direct negative to every one of the theorems of which Positivism is made up.; I call this system Cosmic Philosophy"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

Evolution

nities which have reached the mythological stage proper , allow no such
confusion in respect to the attributes and offices of their various deities . No Greek
would ever have sacrificed to Neptune for success in agriculture , nor to Ceres for
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Evolution

Author: Brooklyn Ethical Association

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The Evolution of States

There is, however, obvious reason to believe that among the Italian peoples
there was at one time a great deal more of myth than has survived.[403] What is
preserved is mainly fragments of the mythology of one set of tribes, and that in
only a ...

The Evolution of States

Author: J. M. Robertson

Publisher: Good Press

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Page: 672

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"The Evolution of States" by J. M. Robertson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Evolution Essays

nities which have reached the mythological stage proper , allow no such
confusion in respect to the attributes and offices of their various deities . No Greek
would ever have sacrificed to Neptune for success in agriculture , nor to Ceres for
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Evolution Essays

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Hermes the Thief

A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.

Hermes the Thief

Author: Norman Oliver Brown

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780940262263

Page: 164

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A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.

Anti evolution

Anti evolution

Author: Tom McIver

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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Page: 385

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"Tom McIver has provided us with a splendid bestiary of anti-evolution ideas... It is a fascinating work, and well worth its cost, either for a chuckle or, on those unpleasant occasions, to face up to a nightmare on the rampage."--Euan G. Nisbet, Nature.