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Finding Darwins God While I may not agree with all of his views, I found Kenneth Miller s take on the science religion dichotomy very interesting, and fairly thorough in his scientific explanations without being over my head for the most part.This book doesn t delve much into his experiences with his own personal faith, as most of his references to religion are fairly ecumenical But this seemed fitting considering he was trying to take a rather big picture view I think the strongest part of the book for me wa While I may not agree with all of his views, I found Kenneth Miller s take on the science religion dichotomy very interesting, and fairly thorough in his scientific explanations without Theistic evolutionists get attacked from both sides From creationists they are attacked for compromising with the theory of evolution And from their atheist colleagues they are attacked for joining the religious in believing in God Kenneth Miller spends this book articulating why he believes in both God and evolution.The first half of the book focuses on the theory of evolution it is true, best explaining all the evidence and showing how life originated He attacks young earth creationi Theistic evolutionists get attacked from both sides From creationists they are attacked for compromising with the theory of evolution And from their atheist colleagues they are attacked for joining the religious in believing in God Kenneth Miller spends this book articulating why he believes in both God and evolution.The first half of the book focuses on the theory of evolution it is true, best explaining all the evidence and showing how life originated He attacks young earth creationists as well as intelligent design advocates Basic point the theory of evolution explains how we got here deal with it.When he turns to discussing God his basic point is that when scientists argue that evolution disproves God they are stepping out of the realm of science and making a claim beyond what the evidence shows He talks a lot about quantum mechanics showing the basic randomness of the Question Who Made Us Answer 1 God Made Us Answer 2 Evolution Made Us Which Is It What Is The True Answer To The Age Old Question Of Where We Came From Is It Even Possible To Know For Sure In Finding Darwin S God, Kenneth R Miller Offers A Surprising Resolution To The Evolutionism Vs Creationism Debate A Distinguished Professor Of Biology At Brown University, Miller Argues That The Genuine World Of Science Is Far Interesting Than Either The Scientific Mainstream Or Its Creationist Critics Have Assumed He Begins By Systematically Demolishing The Claims Of Evolution S Most Vocal Critics, Showing That Darwin S Great Insights Continue To Be Valid, Even In The Rarefied Worlds Of Biochemistry And Molecular Biology As He Puts It, Evolution Is The Real Thing, And So Are We Does This Mean That Evolution Invalidates All Worldviews That Depend Upon The Spiritual Does It Demand Logical Agnosticism As The Price Of Scientific Consistency And Does It Rigorously Exclude Belief In God His Answer, In Each And Every Case, Is A Resounding No Not, As He Argues, Because Evolution Is Wrong Far From It The Reason, As Miller Shows, Is That Evolution Is Right In This Lively, Fast Paced Book, Miller Offers A Thoughtful, Cutting Edge Analysis Of The Key Issues That Seem To Divide Science And Religion As His Narrative Shows, The Difficulties That Evolution Presents For Western Religions Are Apparent Than Real Properly Understood, Evolution Adds Depth And Meaning Not Only To A Strictly Scientific View Of The World, But Also To A Spiritual One Miller S Resolution Of The Issues That Seem To Divide God From Evolution Will Serve As A Guide To Anyone Interested In The Classic Questions Of Ultimate Meaning And Human Origins. In the past 700 years science has had a way of humbling humansand , once we were the center of everything, created on day 6 in the image of God First we learn that everything doesn t revolve around the Earth, instead we circle the sun The sun isn t anythingthan just one of billions of stars in the Milky Way, which itself is just one of billions of galaxies The earth wasn t created created in 1 day, its billions of years old and humans aren t the first dominant species but inst In the past 700 years science has had a way of humbling humansand , once we were the center of everything, created on day 6 in the image of God First we learn that everything doesn t revolve around the Earth, instead we circle the sun The sun isn t anythingthan just one of billions of stars in the Milky Way, which itself is just one of billions of galaxies The earth wasn t created created in 1 day, its billions of years old and humans aren t the first dominant species but instead just the latest in a large series We weren t even created in one day but instead we ve evol This is the rare book that attempts to bridge the divide between fundamentalist Christians and atheist evolutionary biologists Miller has tendrils iin both camps, being a Brown University biologist and author of the the textbook at issue in the Dover Evolution Trial and a committed Roman Catholic In the first half of the book Miller ably displays the flaws in Intelligent Design while sympathetically attempting to understand what might drive people to embrace it In the second half he attacks This is the rare book that attempts to bridge the divide between fundamentalist Christians and atheist e First and foremost, Ken Miller is an excellent science writer, expressing things plainly and concisely in a wholly accessible manner that other science writers should study This is essential in dealing with things like irreducible complexity, which most people haven t even heard of, let alone understand As an evolutionary scientist and Christian, he represents a sorely misunderstood Overall I thought this book was pretty interesting, and I was amused by how easily and thoroughly Miller dispatches all the intelligent design arguments I wanted a littlefrom the last part of the book, in which Miller explains the compatibility of religio 3.5 stars.The first half of the book is a strong defense of Darwin s theory of evolution by natural selection Here, Miller speaks as the cell biologist he is and approaches the subject with authority against various anti evolution beliefs I didn t need to be won over, so I might not be very objective, but I found his arguments extremely persuasive The first half was a little too science heavy for my liking but I suppose it Ken Miller is a Christian and a biologist at Brown University, and one of the major anti creationist debaters I really liked this well argued dismantling of intelligent design and other creationist arguments from a scientific perspective His theological reflections weren t as deep as I would have liked, but Conrad Hyers The Meaning of Creation Genesis and Modern Science covers that angle Christians really need to be informed that A evolution is very well supported science, and B it doesn t Ken Miller is a Christian and a biologist at Brown University, and one of the major anti creationist debaters I really liked this well argued dismantling of intelligent design and other creationist arguments from a scientific perspective His theological reflections weren t as deep as I would have liked, but Conrad Hyers The Meaning of Creation Genesis and Modern Science covers that angle Christians really nee I chose this deliberately after reading The God Delusion Dawkins pretty clearly thinks that religion is incompatible with science, and I wanted to read the POV of someone who thinks the opposite I didn t get as much out of this book as I d hoped it seems to beaimed at people who believe in God, but not evolution So clearly I am not the audience Occasionally Miller will make dismissive reference to non believers and materialists , but he didn t really address their arguments in dep I chose this deliberately after reading The God Delusion Dawkins pretty clearly thinks that religion is incompatible with science, and I wanted to read the POV of someone who thinks the opposite I didn t get as much out of this book as I d hoped it seems to beaimed at people who believe in God, but not evolution

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