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The Resource Science in the soul : selected writings of a passionate rationalist, Richard Dawkins ; edited by Gillian Somerscales

Science in the soul : selected writings of a passionate rationalist, Richard Dawkins ; edited by Gillian Somerscales

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Science in the soul : selected writings of a passionate rationalist
Title
Science in the soul
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selected writings of a passionate rationalist
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Richard Dawkins ; edited by Gillian Somerscales
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Language
eng
Summary
Science in the Soul brings together three decades of Richard Dawkins' essays, polemics, and paeans illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings -- even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice -- should stay out of the voting booth. In the essays themselves, newly annotated, he investigates a the importance of empirical evidence and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate-change deniers. Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time, for instance, is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles, whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy -- "a mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--And celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues -- "explanation, consolation, and uplift" -- without its detriments of superstition and prejudice
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.D325 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Science in the soul : selected writings of a passionate rationalist, Richard Dawkins ; edited by Gillian Somerscales
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-427) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • II.
  • All its merciless glory.
  • 'More Darwinian than Darwin' : the Darwin-Wallace papers
  • Universal Darwinism
  • An ecology of replicators
  • Twelve misunderstandings of kin selection
  • III.
  • Future conditional.
  • Net gain
  • Intelligent aliens
  • Author's introduction
  • Searching under the lamp-post
  • Fifty years on : killing the soul?
  • IV.
  • Mind control, mischief and muddle.
  • The 'Alabama insert'
  • The guided missiles of 9/11
  • The theology of the tsunami
  • Merry Christmas, Prime Minister!
  • The science of religion
  • Is science a religion?
  • Editor's introduction
  • Atheists for Jesus
  • V.
  • Living in the real world.
  • The dead hand of Plato
  • 'Beyond reasonable doubt'?
  • But can they suffer?
  • I love fireworks, but ...
  • Who would rally against reason?
  • In praise of subtitles; or, a drubbing for dubbing
  • If I ruled the world ...
  • I.
  • VI.
  • The sacred truth of nature.
  • About time
  • The giant tortoise's tale : islands within islands
  • The sea turtle's tale : there and back again (and again?)
  • Farewell to a digerati dreamer
  • VII.
  • Laughing at live dragons.
  • Fundraising for faith
  • The great bus mystery
  • The value(s) of science.
  • Jarvis and the family tree
  • Gerin oil
  • Sage elder statesman of the dinosaur fancy
  • Athorism : let's hope it's a lasting vogue
  • Dawkins' laws
  • VIII.
  • No man is an island.
  • Memories of a maestro
  • O my beloved father : John Dawkins, 1915-2010
  • More than my uncle : A.F. 'Bill' Dawkins, 1916-2009
  • The values of science and the science of values
  • Honouring Hitch
  • Speaking up for science : an open letter to Prince Charles
  • Science and sensibility
  • Dolittle and Darwin
Control code
ocn988864603
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9780399592249
Lccn
2017025118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988864603
Label
Science in the soul : selected writings of a passionate rationalist, Richard Dawkins ; edited by Gillian Somerscales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • II.
  • All its merciless glory.
  • 'More Darwinian than Darwin' : the Darwin-Wallace papers
  • Universal Darwinism
  • An ecology of replicators
  • Twelve misunderstandings of kin selection
  • III.
  • Future conditional.
  • Net gain
  • Intelligent aliens
  • Author's introduction
  • Searching under the lamp-post
  • Fifty years on : killing the soul?
  • IV.
  • Mind control, mischief and muddle.
  • The 'Alabama insert'
  • The guided missiles of 9/11
  • The theology of the tsunami
  • Merry Christmas, Prime Minister!
  • The science of religion
  • Is science a religion?
  • Editor's introduction
  • Atheists for Jesus
  • V.
  • Living in the real world.
  • The dead hand of Plato
  • 'Beyond reasonable doubt'?
  • But can they suffer?
  • I love fireworks, but ...
  • Who would rally against reason?
  • In praise of subtitles; or, a drubbing for dubbing
  • If I ruled the world ...
  • I.
  • VI.
  • The sacred truth of nature.
  • About time
  • The giant tortoise's tale : islands within islands
  • The sea turtle's tale : there and back again (and again?)
  • Farewell to a digerati dreamer
  • VII.
  • Laughing at live dragons.
  • Fundraising for faith
  • The great bus mystery
  • The value(s) of science.
  • Jarvis and the family tree
  • Gerin oil
  • Sage elder statesman of the dinosaur fancy
  • Athorism : let's hope it's a lasting vogue
  • Dawkins' laws
  • VIII.
  • No man is an island.
  • Memories of a maestro
  • O my beloved father : John Dawkins, 1915-2010
  • More than my uncle : A.F. 'Bill' Dawkins, 1916-2009
  • The values of science and the science of values
  • Honouring Hitch
  • Speaking up for science : an open letter to Prince Charles
  • Science and sensibility
  • Dolittle and Darwin
Control code
ocn988864603
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9780399592249
Lccn
2017025118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988864603

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