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Lecture Notes 11 - Lecture 13 The Gospel of Evolution in...

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Lecture 13 The Gospel of Evolution in the Late-19 th Century "I remember that light came as in a :,,!±+!±))4±0 )"±/²³,1,+)6%±!´ $,1/&!,#1%",),$6±+!1%"02-"/+±12/±)µ ¶21´%±!#,2+!1%"1/21%,#"3,)21&,+² ·¸))&04"))0&+ "±))$/,40¶"11"/·¶" ±*" *6*,11,µ*61/2"0,2/ ",# ,*#,/1² ¸+!/"4¹±/+"$&" Image courtesy of karindalziel on Flickr. CC-BY. 1
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Road map for today J The Darwinian Debate: reprise and preparation for Friday J Evolution: An idea for the times? J A philosopher for the times J Spencer, Darwin and Social Darwinism J Social Darwinism comes to the U.S. 2
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1: The Darwinian Debate What Darwin wanted J A debate as free as possible of theological issues J A debate about organic origins, but not (yet) about human origins J Acceptance of the principle of evolution by natural selection What actually happened J A debate preoccupied with issues of Providence and design J A debate more about man s place in nature than anything else J Acceptance of evolution, but much skepticism about natural selection 3
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1: The Darwinian Debate What Darwin wanted What actually happened J A debate as free as J A debate preoccupied possible of theological with issues of Providence issues and design J A debate about organic J A debate more about origins, but not (yet) man s place in nature about human origins than anything else J Acceptance of the J Acceptance of evolution, principle of evolution but much skepticism by natural selection about natural selection 4
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Darwinian Debate: Emerging Consensus Supporters Critics 5
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Supporters Critics
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YOUR Darwinian Debate on Friday J Have you looked at Debater Fact Files on the Stellar site? J Have you all chosen historical characters to play i n the debate J Is everyone clear about what they need to prepare for Friday s debate? J Is everyone clear about how the debate will actually work? 9
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Points to remember J This is role play J The idea is that each of you should get inside the head of your chosen character J You don t have to personally agree with your chosen character J Your task is to contribute to the debate in your own words, but in the spirit of your chosen character J The aim is to try to understand the interest and concerns of those who responded to the Origin What were their concerns, and why did they have them? Why impact did they have on the reception of the ? 10
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2: The Gospel of Evolution J In the late-19 th century, evolution became one of the most talked about ideas in the English-speaking world J There was a veritable explosion of evolutionary theories about almost everything: Mind, including language & the moral sense Human racial, sexual and individual differences Human cultures, from primitive to advanced Religion & spirituality Economic, social & political change, etc., etc., etc.
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