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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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Notes on Contributors RICHARD H. BEYLER (PhD Harvard) is Associate Professor of History at Portland State University (Portland, Oregon, USA). His research fields include the history of biophysics in the twentieth century and the recon- struction of German science after WW II. His writings on the context of post-war scientific culture include "The Demon of Technology, Mass Society, and Atomic Physics in West Germany, 1945-1957," History and Technology 19 (2003): 227-39; and "Hostile Environmental Intellectu- als? Critiques and Counter-Critiques of Science and Technology in West Germany after 1945," Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 31 (2008): 393-406. PE fER J. BOWLER (PhD Toronto) is Professor of the History of Science at Queen's University in Belfast (Northem Ireland, UK). His research inter- ests include the development and implications of Darwinism, and science and religion, especially twentieth-century. Among his many books are The Non-Darwinian Revolution: Reinterpreting a Historical Myth (1988) and Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth- Century Britain (2001). Bowler's current focus is on the pro-duction of popular science literature in twentieth-century Britain. EDWARD B. DAVIS (PhD Indiana University) is Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College (Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA). Mainly known for his work on early modern science, he co-edited (with Michael Hunter) THE WORKS OF ROBERT BOYLE (14 voll, 1999- 2000), and Robert Boyle: A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received No- tion of Nature (1996). He is currently writing a book about the religious beliefs of prominent American scientists in the 1920s. ARIE LEEGWATER (PhD Ohio...

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