ã Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (P.S.) é Download by º Kenneth R. Miller

ã Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (P.S.) é Download by º Kenneth R. Miller Question Who Made Us AnswerGod Made Us AnswerEvolution Made Us Which Is It What Is The True Answer To The Age Old Question Of Where We Came From Is It Even Possible To Know For Sure In Finding Darwin S God, Kenneth R Miller Offers A Surprising Resolution To The Evolutionism Vs Creationism Debate A Distinguished Professor Of Biology At Brown University, Miller Argues That The Genuine World Of Science Is Far Interesting Than Either The Scientific Mainstream Or Its Creationist Critics Have Assumed He Begins By Systematically Demolishing The Claims Of Evolution S Most Vocal Critics, Showing That Darwin S Great Insights Continue To Be Valid, Even In The Rarefied Worlds Of Biochemistry And Molecular Biology As He Puts It, Evolution Is The Real Thing, And So Are We Does This Mean That Evolution Invalidates All Worldviews That Depend Upon The Spiritual Does It Demand Logical Agnosticism As The Price Of Scientific Consistency And Does It Rigorously Exclude Belief In God His Answer, In Each And Every Case, Is A Resounding No Not, As He Argues, Because Evolution Is Wrong Far From It The Reason, As Miller Shows, Is That Evolution Is Right In This Lively, Fast Paced Book, Miller Offers A Thoughtful, Cutting Edge Analysis Of The Key Issues That Seem To Divide Science And Religion As His Narrative Shows, The Difficulties That Evolution Presents For Western Religions Are Apparent Than Real Properly Understood, Evolution Adds Depth And Meaning Not Only To A Strictly Scientific View Of The World, But Also To A Spiritual One Miller S Resolution Of The Issues That Seem To Divide God From Evolution Will Serve As A Guide To Anyone Interested In The Classic Questions Of Ultimate Meaning And Human Origins In the past 700 years science has had a way of humbling humansand , once we were the center of everything, created on day 6 in the image of God First we learn that everything doesn t revolve around the Earth, instead we circle the sun The sun isn t anythingthan just one of billions of stars in the Milky Way, which itself is just one of billions of galaxies The earth wasn t created created in 1 day, its billions of years old and humans aren t the first dominant species but instead just the latest in a large series We weren t even created in one day but instead we ve evolved over billions of years from a multitude of species In this book Miller sets out to present the evidence for evolution and then later to shows that you can still believe in God and evolution The first half of the book presents the eviden Ken Miller is a Christian and a biologist at Brown University, and one of the major anti creationist debaters I really liked this well argued dismantling of intelligent design and other creationist arguments from a scientific perspective His theological reflections weren t as deep as I would have liked, but Conrad Hyers The Meaning of Creation Genesis and Modern Science covers that angle Christians really need to be informed that A evolution is very well supported science, and B it doesn t conflict with the Christian faith When it s painted as a black and white issue with two extremes atheistic materialists on the one hand and biblical literalist crusaders on the other, manypeople are led away from the faith than towards it.
Christians Don t be afraid to question what you ve been taught I chose this deliberately after reading The God Delusion Dawkins pretty clearly thinks that religion is incompatible with science, and I wanted to read the POV of someone who thinks the opposite I didn t get as much out of this book as I d hoped it seems to beaimed at people who believe in God, but not evolution So clearly I am not the audience Occasionally Miller will make dismissive reference to non believers and materialists , but he didn t really address their arguments in depth I think this was intentional he s not out to convert anyone, and admits that he can t provide scientific proof of God he just wants to say that science doesn t disprove God I wish, though, that he d explained a little bitabout why he does be First and foremost, Ken Miller is an excellent science writer, expressing things plainly and concisely in a wholly accessible manner that other science writers should study This is essential in dealing with things like irreducible complexity, which most people haven t even heard of, let alone understand As an evolutionary scientist and Christian, he represents a sorely misunderstood middleground between Christian creationists and atheist Darwinists His arguments against traditional intelligent design theory are thorough and convincing for the non hardcore science reading public This is a great book to check out if you re interested in some of the ways evolution probably works His defense of his faith is weaker, which is somewhat understandable it s harder to prove and does not deal exclus Theistic evolutionists get attacked from both sides From creationists they are attacked for compromising with the theory of evolution And from their atheist colleagues they are attacked for joining the religious in believing in God Kenneth Miller spends this book articulating why he believes in both God and evolution.
The first half of the book focuses on the theory of evolution it is true, best explaining all the evidence and showing how life originated He attacks young earth creationists as well as intelligent design advocates Basic point the theory of evolution explains how we got here deal with it.
When he turns to discussing God his basic point is that when scientists argue that evolution disproves God they are stepping out of the realm of science and making a claim beyond what the evidence shows He talk This is the rare book that attempts to bridge the divide between fundamentalist Christians and atheist evolutionary biologists Miller has tendrils iin both camps, being a Brown University biologist and author of the the textbook at issue in the Dover Evolution Trial and a committed Roman Catholic In the first half of the book Miller ably displays the flaws in Intelligent Design while sympathetically attempting to understand what might drive people to embrace it In the second half he attacks the arrogance of scientists that so often drives people of faith away The ideal ending of this work would be for Miller to present a deep and convincing reconciliation of traditional faith and evolution and he does try Unfortunately this is probably the weakest and most sketchily Overall I thought this book was pretty interesting, and I was amused by how easily and thoroughly Miller dispatches all the intelligent design arguments I wanted a littlefrom the last part of the book, in which Miller explains the compatibility of religion and science, and how science actually makes his faith stronger I suppose what I really want is a conversation with him, so I can ask all the questions his book raised for me but didn t answer adequately.
Evolution is a tricky subject There are few topics like it everyone has an iron opinion on an issue about which they know so very little With thousands of papers and books written on the subject in the past 150 years, there is no shortage of information, just a shortage of courage God loving folks are genuinely scared of this dangerous theory, and for this reason avoid the literature On the other hand, most of the literature proving evolution also defames religion and undermines faith Thus we have yet another manifestation of the epic science versus religion battle Finding Darwin s God is an attempt to bridge the gap to make a treaty with each side, finding common ground Miller, both an evolutionary biologist at 3.
5 stars.
The first half of the book is a strong defense of Darwin s theory of evolution by natural selection Here, Miller speaks as the cell biologist he is and approaches the subject with authority against various anti evolution beliefs I didn t need to be won over, so I might not be very objective, but I found his arguments extremely persuasive The first half was a little too science heavy for my liking but I suppose it was necessary to lay the groundwork to support the theory of evolution The second half of the book is where Miller slowly offers his thoughts on how belief in God and the theory of evolution are completely compatible Miller the scientist speaks authoritatively while Miller the Catholic leaves room for atheis

Kenneth R Miller is Professor of Biology at Brown University He earned his Ph.D in 1974 at the University of Colorado, and spent six years teaching at Harvard University before returning to Brown He is a cell biologist, and chairs the Education Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology He serves as an advisor on life sciences to the NewsHour, a daily PBS television program on news an