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Darwin's Cathedral

Darwin's Cathedral - 02 edition

Darwin's Cathedral - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780226901350

ISBN10: 0226901351

Darwin
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Darwin

ISBN13: 9780226901350

ISBN10: 0226901351

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02

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Summary

Until recently, evolution and religion have been considered contending, irreconcilable theories of origin and existence. In this book, David Sloan Wilson takes the radical step of joining the two, but not in the usual fashion. The key, he argues, is to think of society as an organism--one in which morality and religion are adaptations that allow groups of humans to function as coherent wholes.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Church as Organism

1. The View from Evolutionary Biology

2. The View from Social Sciences

3. Calvinism: An Argument from Design

4. The Secular Utility of Religion: Historical Examples

5. The Secular Utility of Religion: The Modern Literature

6. Forgiveness as a Complex Adaptation

7. Unifying Systems

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

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