The Mythology of Evolution

Once the implications of evolutionary science are accepted, the creation myth of
evolution becomes a part of our own story about the world, but how we
incorporate the myth of evolution into our other mythologies is something that
every ...

The Mythology of Evolution

Author: Chris Bateman

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780996497

Page: 265

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This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges.

The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism

One of the most common types of religious stories all around the world is called a
“creation myth”: it is the story people tell of how the world, and all the people and
animals and plants, supposedly came to be. Every human culture has tried to ...

The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism

Author: Ardea Skybreak

Publisher: Insight Press, Inc

ISBN: 0976023652

Page: 352

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This clear, lively, and systematic presentation examines the scientific evidence for evolution and reaches for the widest possible audience—from scientific minds to those with no science background at all. Forcefully rejecting creationist objections to evolution and including a critique of Intelligent Design, it argues that they are part of a larger social agenda. With discussion that celebrates the fascination to be found in studying the diversity and complexity of life, this examination suggests with some urgency that the science of evolution is crucial to the existence of science itself.

The Myth of the Goddess

A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the ...

The Myth of the Goddess

Author: Anne Baring

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941405

Page: 800

View: 549

A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the implications of this loss.

The Evolution of Tolkien s Mythology

This study will examine the evolution of the myths on which Tolkien worked for
almost sixty years to discover what motivated the changes and revisions and
perhaps to identify the end toward which he was headed. The Silmarillion, with its

The Evolution of Tolkien   s Mythology

Author: Elizabeth A. Whittingham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476611742

Page: 232

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The History of Middle-earth traces the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary world, stories, and characters from their earliest written forms to the final revisions Tolkien penned shortly before his death in 1973. Published posthumously by Tolkien’s son Christopher, the extensively detailed 12-volume work allows readers to follow the development of the texts that eventually became Tolkien’s immensely popular The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, The Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales. This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien’s life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien’s life. Following chapters deal with elements common to Tolkien’s popular works, including the cosmogony, theogony, cosmology, metaphysics, and eschatology of Middle-earth. The study also reviews some of the myths with which Tolkien was most familiar—Greek, Roman, Finnish, and Norse—and reveals the often overlapping relationship between mythology, biblical stories, and Tolkien’s popular works.

The Mythology of Science

The purpose of this book (first published in 1967) is to define the nature of the opposing religious systems of thought, Christian creationism and Darwinism (in its various forms).

The Mythology of Science

Author: R. J. Rushdoony

Publisher: Chalcedon Foundation

ISBN: 1879998262

Page: 188

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The "mythology" of science is its religious devotion to the myth of evolution. In evolution, man is the highest expression of intelligence and reason, and such thinking will not yield itself to submission to a God it views as a human cultural creation, useful, if at all, only in a cultural context. Views of origins are dependent on faith, and one's position speaks much as to one's religious tenets. Evolutionary faith, however, cannot tolerate any view of the natural world or science that places it under another faith, such as the Christian belief in a sovereign causative God. Darwin gave an ostensibly scientific justification for man's rebellion against God. He put men at the top of the evolutionary ladder, allowing them to believe they had realized Satan's lure to Adam and Eve and become "as gods, knowing [determining] good and evil" (Genesis 3:5). We can attack the science of evolution all we want, but the battle for our faith, true science, and our culture is a religious one over the nature of truth. Evolution is a religious faith that has become entrenched as a presupposition of modern thought. For Christians to argue about the "unproven" nature of the evolutionary hypothesis or the circular reasoning of its thought is of some value, but the essential issue is that two opposing religious faiths are in conflict. Evolution is popular because it is such a useful paradigm to sinful men; it dispenses with God as a prerequisite of all things. But Christianity as a religious faith depends not on proofs that are constructions of man's fallen mind, but on the reality of an almighty God who reveals Himself to us by grace. Christianity, too, depends on circular reasoning: we even begin and end with faith in God and His revelation. The purpose of this book (first published in 1967) is to define the nature of the opposing religious systems of thought, Christian creationism and Darwinism (in its various forms). It is a call to urge Christians to stand firm for Biblical six-day creationism as a fundamental aspect of their faith in the Creator.

the metaphysics of evolution

1 This earlier and truer philosophy he claimed to have revived . Another branch
of learning to which Bruno had given special attention was the study of mythology
; not only the mythology of the Greeks but also that of the Egyptians and of the ...

the metaphysics of evolution


Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9781001433639


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The Mythological Evolution of the Universe

But how does that affect us? Are we collectively moving toward a particular destination that has already been determined? Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions and more in The Mythological Evolution of the Universe.

The Mythological Evolution of the Universe

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9353052769

Page: 20

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Ancient texts—or Vedas—were written for us to make sense of the universe that we live in. It is, however, believed that that the Vedas are of non-human origin and contain timeless wisdom. The Vedas acknowledge the existence of 'jiva' or soul and that each unique 'jiva' contributes to the constant shaping of the universe. But how does that affect us? Are we collectively moving toward a particular destination that has already been determined? Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions and more in The Mythological Evolution of the Universe.

Icons of Evolution

As reported by science writer Roger Lewin, many anthropologists reacted to this
with something like the following: "Well, I guess in the early days people's work
used to be affected by this sort of thing — ideology, mythology, and so on — but ...

Icons of Evolution

Author: Jonathan Wells

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895262769

Page: 338

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Wells informs the reader that everything that has been taught about the evolution of man is wrong, and that every iconic image, from the primordial soup to the changing colors of moths in industrial England to the ascent of man is inconclusive, incomplete, or outright fraudulent. Illustrations.

Cosmogony and Evolution

In the presentation of the Occult philosophy of Cosmogony and Evolution we
shall , therefore , from time to time , briefly allude to the Hindoo , Greek and other
ancient mythology as illustrative of the Occult teachings ; but we shall use the ...

Cosmogony and Evolution

Author: Richard Ingalese

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787304638

Page: 276

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1907 the seven lessons in philosophy contained in this book were prepared for more advanced students. This book is recommended only form those who are advanced spiritually. Contents: the Seven Cosmic Periods of Evolution; the Seven Planets of Evoluti.


nities which have reached the mythological stage proper , allow no such
confusion in respect to the attributes and offices of their various deities . No Greek
would ever have sacrificed to Neptune for success in agriculture , nor to Ceres for


Author: Brooklyn Ethical Association



Page: 400

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never done so, I strongly recommend that you pick up a book of comparative
mythology or examine some of the many texts that are now available on the
Internet. Through all this discussion, we have seen how mythologies often reflect


Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511426

Page: 408

View: 115

Over the past twenty years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable scientists to decipher the tree of life as never before. The fossil record is now one of the strongest lines of evidence for evolution. In this engaging and richly illustrated book, Donald R. Prothero weaves an entertaining though intellectually rigorous history out of the transitional forms and series that dot the fossil record. Beginning with a brief discussion of the nature of science and the "monkey business of creationism," Prothero tackles subjects ranging from flood geology and rock dating to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution. He covers the ingredients of the primordial soup, the effects of communal living, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, the mammalian explosion, and the leap from chimpanzee to human. Prothero pays particular attention to the recent discovery of "missing links" that complete the fossil timeline and details the debate between biologists over the mechanisms driving the evolutionary process. Evolution is an absorbing combination of firsthand observation, scientific discovery, and trenchant analysis. With the teaching of evolution still an issue, there couldn't be a better moment for a book clarifying the nature and value of fossil evidence. Widely recognized as a leading expert in his field, Prothero demonstrates that the transformation of life on this planet is far more awe inspiring than the narrow view of extremists.

The Evolution of Morality

Notwithstanding its cosmical associations , the legendary incidents of the
bringing up of Romulus may , like the myth of Cyrus , ' have gathered round a
person who actually existed , although his real name has been lost . We probably
have the ...

The Evolution of Morality

Author: Charles Staniland Wake




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Evolution and Human Behavior

(Genesis 3, 16) In the mythology of the biblical book of Genesis, the agony of
childbirth was the price that Eve paid for tasting the tree of knowledge. In
evolutionary terms, childbirth also carries a considerable cost to the child and
mother but ...

Evolution and Human Behavior

Author: John Cartwright

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262531702

Page: 376

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The book covers fundamental issues such as the origins and function of sexual reproduction, mating behavior, human mate choice, patterns of violence in families, altruistic behavior, the evolution of brain size and the origins of language, the modular mind, and the relationship between genes and culture.

The Theory of Evolution of Living Things and the Application of the Principles of Evolution to Religion Considered as Illustrative of the Wisdom and Beneficence of the Almighty

S. BARING - GOULD , M.A. , Author of “ Curious Myths of the Middle Ages , cothe
Origin and Development of Religious Belief , ” “ In Exitu Israel , " etc. In two vols .
crown 8vo . 16s . Vol . I. Adam to Abraham . Vol . II . Melchizidek to Zechariah .

The Theory of Evolution of Living Things and the Application of the Principles of Evolution to Religion Considered as Illustrative of the  Wisdom and Beneficence of the Almighty

Author: George Henslow



Page: 220

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The Future of Life Meta Evolution

To understand the shaping of human civilisation within an evolutionary context it
is also essential to come to grips with one of the deepest drivers ofthe human
condition, the need to categorise phenomena as 'good' or 'evil'. The basis of
much ...

The Future of Life  Meta Evolution

Author: David Hunter Tow

Publisher: Future of Life: Meta-Evolut

ISBN: 1425726844

Page: 404

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The Future of Life: Meta-Evolution represents the first comprehensive formulation of the hypothesis that evolution is the unifying force underlying the dynamics of all processes in the universe, both organic and inorganic. These include all facets of human existence and civilisation- the sciences, technology, arts, humanities and religion. In essence, by applying quantum information, network and decision theory, it is demonstrated that an overarching evolutionary process shapes the spectrum of life and phenomena in the universe, as a generic paradigm beyond Darwin's original biology-based theory. The Theory of Evolution is undoubtedly the most powerful paradigm ever conceived by humans to explain their own existence. Since Darwin´s epoch-making treatise, Origin of Species', published in 1859, evolution has been centre-stage, universally recognised as the driving force in the emergence of modern humans from the genesis of life on this planet almost 4 billion years ago. However, despite its ubiquitous brilliance as the jewel in the crown of human intellectual achievement, the notion of evolution has never been developed to its full potential. It remains instead constrained within its biological cradle, often reduced in everyday connotation to its lowest common denominator of ´survival of the fittest´. The intention of this book to re-evaluate and expand the Darwinian model of evolution; to demonstrate that its current application is only the tip of the intellectual iceberg and that by combining its formidable biological principles with those of decision complexity, network, quantum and information theory, it emerges as an incalculably deeper and richer model than previously contemplated. It will be demonstrated that the evolutionary engine which drives biological development, also drives all other dynamic adaptive processes- the physical, social, cognitive, economic, political and technological and is in fact the major dynamic governing the Universe, past present and future. It is further proposed to demonstrate that recent developments in artificial intelligence and ubiquitous computing through the Internet, mark the next crucial stage in life's evolution, involving the inevitable symbiosis of vast computational intelligence with the human mind. The major hypothesis developed in this book, of a global all-encompassing Theory of Evolution, coupled with its potential for realising the emancipation of human intelligence and potential, provides a vastly more powerful paradigm for exploring the Future of Life than current scientific scenarios. The resulting Omega state of infinite knowledge and wisdom which is proposed, has been actively championed by a number of eminent 19th and 20th century philosophers such as Teillhard de Chardin, Henri Bergson, Schelling, Alfred Whitehead, Samuel Alexander and more recently by the leading physicist and futurist- Professor Frank Tipler. However to date no equivalent scientific framework for supporting such a hypothesis has been provided. In conclusion, The Future of Life: Meta-Evolution has been written not as an academic text but as primarily a non-technical review of the evidence to support such a hypothesis, in much the same vein as other recent publications in the popular science/philosophy genre. It is hoped that this approach will therefore provide a window into the wider evolutionary debate for the general reader interested in one of the most critical emerging paradigm shifts of the 21st century.

The Evolution of Institutional Economics

Whether describing social development as an evolution from'statusto contract' or'
barbarism to civilization', thesewriters registered a common ... The mythology of
SocialDarwinism has helpedto burya generation of important social theorists.

The Evolution of Institutional Economics

Author: Geoffrey M Hodgson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134352697

Page: 560

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This exciting new book from Geoffrey Hodgson is eagerly awaited by social scientists from many different backgrounds. This book charts the rise, fall and renewal of institutional economics in the critical, analytical and readable style that Hodgson's fans have come to know and love, and that a new generation of readers will surely come to appreciate.

Spontaneous Evolution

This pattern of evolution resembles the phoenix, a sacred firebird in Egyptian
mythology. At the end of its life, the phoenix builds a nest of cinnamon twigs that it
then ignites. Both nest and bird burn fiercely, but from the ashes arises a new, ...

Spontaneous Evolution

Author: Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401926687

Page: 224

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We’ve all heard stories of people who’ve experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from illness, but can the same thing happen for our world? According to pioneering biologist Bruce H. Lipton, it’s not only possible, it’s already occurring. In Spontaneous Evolution, this world-renowned expert in the emerging science of epigenetics reveals how our changing understanding of biology will help us navigate this turbulent period in our planet’s history and how each of us can participate in this global shift. In collaboration with political philosopher Steve Bhaerman, Dr. Lipton invites readers to reconsider the "unquestionable" pillars of biology, including random evolution, survival of the fittest, and the role of DNA; the relationship between mind and matter; how our beliefs about nature and human nature shape our politics, culture, and individual lives; and how each of us can become planetary "stem cells" supporting the health and growth of our world. By questioning the old beliefs that got us to where we are today and keep us stuck in the status quo, we can trigger the spontaneous evolution of our species that will usher in a brighter future.