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Eminent Lives in Twentieth-Century Science and Religion

With chapters on: Rachel Carson, Charles A. Coulson, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Arthur S. Eddington, Albert Einstein, Ronald A. Fisher, Julian Huxley, Pascual Jordan, Robert A. Millikan, Ivan P. Pavlov, Michael I. Pupin, Abdus Salam, Edward O. Wilson

by Nicolaas A. Rupke (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 372 Pages

Summary

Can science and religion coexist in harmony? Or is conflict inevitable? In this volume an international team of distinguished scholars addresses these enduring yet urgent questions by examining the lives of thirteen eminent twentieth-century scientists whose careers were marked by the interaction of science and religion: Rachel Carson, Charles A. Coulson, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Arthur S. Eddington, Albert Einstein, Ronald A. Fisher, Julian Huxley, Pascual Jordan, Robert A. Millikan, Ivan P. Pavlov, Michael I. Pupin, Abdus Salam, and Edward O. Wilson. The richly empirical studies show a diversity of creative engagements between science and religion that defy efforts to set the two at odds.

Details

Pages
372
ISBN (PDF)
9783653021066
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631581209
Language
English
Publication date
2007 (May)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 371 pp.

Biographical notes

Nicolaas A. Rupke (Volume editor)

The Editor: Nicolaas A. Rupke is Lower Saxony Research Professor of the History of Science at Göttingen University. With a doctorate from Princeton, he held research positions at Oxford and the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. His monographs Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography (2008) and Richard Owen. Biology without Darwin (2009) were recently reissued. Rupke is a fellow of Germany’s National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Göttingen Academy of Sciences.

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Title: Eminent Lives in Twentieth-Century Science and Religion