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Unexceptional: Darwin, Atheism & Human Nature (Paperback)

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In 1859, one of humanity’s greatest scientific discoveries occurred: the recognition and articulation of the theory of evolution - unarguably one of the most profound and revolutionary achievements in all of human history. And yet, in spite of the magnitude of this occurrence, here we stand, 150 years later, with the extensive and deep ramifications of this scientific revolution yet to be acknowledged, or even understood, by the vast majority of human society.
In Unexceptional: Darwin, Atheism and Human Nature author Adam Neiblum utilizes his training in a range of disciplines, including Philosophy, Religious Studies and Evolutionary Theory, to offer an informative, thought provoking, entertaining, interdisciplinary consideration of the far reaching, profound implications of the Theory of Evolution.

• What do Darwin’s work and the subsequent evolutionary sciences entail for our understanding of human nature, for humanity’s place within the cosmos?

• Can evolution be reconciled with belief in God? With Religion?

• What is progress? Are progress and evolution synonymous? What can evolution tell us about human progress and our future?

• How does post-Darwinian thinking change our understanding of important human qualities and traits, such as morality & justice? Awe & wonder? Purpose & meaning?

• Are humans unique amongst all beings? What is human exceptionalism? How is it related to religion, to our historic understanding of our own nature, and to our current misunderstandings of evolutionary theory?

Unexceptional takes you on a compelling journey, weaving together seemingly disparate threads of contemporary thinking into a coherent, comprehensive whole. Bold and unique in its conception, Unexceptional is a work which is playful and entertaining, while offering original, well-informed insights into the implications of the reality of evolution for our understanding of life and living beings, of human nature, and of our place, both here on earth, and in the greater cosmos as a whole.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781546542131
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: May 13th, 2017
Pages: 659

 

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