Lecture+13 - Where do minds come from? _ The traditional...

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Where do minds come from? _____________________________ The traditional view The scientific view
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Pope John Paul II “Pius XII underlined the essential point: if the origin of the human body comes through living matter which existed previously, the spiritual soul is created directly by God “As a result, the theories of evolution which regard the spirit either as emerging from the forces of living matter, or as a simple epiphenomenon of that matter, are incompatible with the truth about man .” Message delivered to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences 22 October 1996
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Dover, PA, 2005 _____________________________ ID proponents lost the court battle in Dover The ruling was that teaching ID in the science classroom is unconstitutional
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Will the public controversy go away?
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On ‘intelligent design’ "Both sides ought to be properly taught . . . so people can understand what the debate is about" - Quoted in the Washington Post, August 05, 2006
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"I'm a Christian, and I believe in parents being able to provide children with religious instruction without interference from the state. But I also believe our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution , and I believe there's a difference between science and faith. That doesn't make faith any less important than science. It just means they're two different things. And I think it's a mistake to try to cloud the teaching of science with theories that frankly don't hold up to scientific inquiry ." On ‘intelligent design’
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Today Only 28% of Americans believe in evolution (and two- thirds of these believe evolution was “guided by God”). 53% are actually creationists
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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