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Postby Whateverman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:22 pm

I don't have the time to read any more. Most of what I *do* read is professional stuff, and if you couple this with a job that has me staring at words all day long, "not reading for fun" makes sense.

Having a long commute makes audio books a viable alternative, though. The one I'm enjoying lately involves The History of the ToE by Ed Larson. He does a good job of explaining how we moved from the Creation myth to the naturalistic model. It wasn't simply a rejection of theology, nor was it an increasing appreciation of logic/reason.

The really interesting thing is that he uses language I try hard to avoid when talking about the ToE: world views, naturalism, presupposition, etc. Historically, it was difficult to separate them from the science we have today.

Which of course explains why Ray & company seem so eager to cling to the past. They use arguments that were overturned hundreds of years ago, and have to be dragged kicking and screaming into modern society.
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Re: The history of evolutionary theory...

Postby BathTub » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:39 pm

Interesting. I've never got into audio books. maybe something to consider.
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Re: The history of evolutionary theory...

Postby Whateverman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:45 pm

I have more than a dozen of em, from philosophy to physics, religion, science fiction, history... I'm a sucker for audio books now.

This one is quite good, it gets the Whateverman Seal of Approval
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Re: The history of evolutionary theory...

Postby Benjamin Franklin » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:08 am

Whateverman wrote:This one is quite good, it gets the Whateverman Seal of Approval


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Re: The history of evolutionary theory...

Postby Whateverman » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:19 am

That's actually the first time I've seen the original...
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Postby zilch » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:11 am

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