Religion and Science
In this timely work, Russell, philosopher, agnostic, mathematician, and renowned peace advocate, offers a brief yet insightful study of the conflicts between science and traditional religion during the last four centuries. Examining accounts in which scientific advances clashed with Christian... show more
In this timely work, Russell, philosopher, agnostic, mathematician, and renowned peace advocate, offers a brief yet insightful study of the conflicts between science and traditional religion during the last four centuries. Examining accounts in which scientific advances clashed with Christian doctrine or biblical interpretations of the day, from Galileo and the Copernican Revolution, to the medical breakthroughs of anesthesia and inoculation, Russell points to the constant upheaval and reevaluation of our systems of belief throughout history. In turn, he identifies where similar debates between modern science and the Church still exist today. Michael Ruse's new introduction brings these conflicts between science and theology up to date, focusing on issues arising after World War II. This classic is sure to interest all readers of philosophy and religion, as well as those interested in Russell's thought and writings.
Publish date: May 29th 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Russell's clarity alone is a reason to read this book, any time.The book is an easy read, articulate and entertaining. It's not a part of Russell's influential theories, rather an aside. Russell presents a history of refutations, from an analytical/scientific perspective, of arguments in favor of Go...
In the first instance, I wish to repudiate the statement made by Manny on comment 72 here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/551961-lame?page=2#comment_number_73I mean, I was gasping, possibly even moaning...but it wasn't because Bertrand is my pornography....So we have here a guy who thought he c...
Bertrand Russell was an extremely intelligent, witty and entertaining writer, and I enjoyed most of this book in the way I would have enjoyed a very good comment thread on Goodreads; perhaps the book in question was the Bible, or The God Delusion, or one of Ann Coulter's more demented outpourings. R...
Those that are fully cognisant with all that is 'bettie' will know that there is not much here to dispute but this of course leaves no room to laud teh Bertrand and lauding is needed. Brevity rules in this exposition even though all is addressed to my satisfaction.