ISB book Notes - ISB Notes Why People do not accept...

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ISB Notes Why People do not accept Evolution? 1. Misunderstanding of evolutionary theory 2. A general fear that science is a threat to religion 3. A specific fear that evolutionary theory is a threat to religion a. Specifically the conflict with the book of genesis 4. The fear that evolution degrades our humanity 5. The equation of evolution with ethical nihilism and moral degeneration a. Evolution implies that there is no God and therefore will lead people to be less moral 6. The fear that evolutionary theory implies that we have a fixed or rigid nature. 7. The equation of evolution with mutual struggle instead of mutual aid a. Presumption that animals and humans are inherently selfish To the reader: Is Evolution a Threat to Your Religious Beliefs? -Fundamentalist believe so, however the Clergy Letter Project has over 10,000 signatures from ministers, Priests and rabbis that accept evolution -50% of active scientists are also devoutly religious -Science helps up deal with the natural world and the way it works, but it does no deal with the supernatural and it does not make statements about how we ought to do morally and ethically part 1: Evolution and the Fossil Record What is Science? -the scientific method
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