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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

Edited By Nicolaas A. Rupke

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.

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Contents Preface 7 Notes an Contributors 9 NICOLAAS A. RUPKE Introduction: Telling Lives in Science and Religion 13 MARK STOLL Rachel Carson (1907-64) 47 ARIE LEEGWATER Charles Alfred Coulson (1910-74) 73 JITSE M. VAN DER MEER Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-75) 105 JASON M. RAMPELT Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) 129 GEBHARD LÖHR Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 155 JAMES MOORE Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962) 179 PETER J. BOWLER Julian Huxley (1887-1975) 215 RICHARD H. BEYLER Pascual Jordan (1902-80) 233 EDWARD B. DAVIS Robert Andrews Millikan (1868-1953) 253 TORSTEN RÜTING Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936) 275 6 EDWARD B. DAVIS Michael Idvorsky Pupin (1858-1935) 295 MARTIN RIEXINGER Abdus Salam (1926-96) 317 MARK STOLL Edward Osborne Wilson (b. 1929) 333 RONALD L. NUMBERS Epilogue: Science, Secularization, and Privatization 349 Index 363

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