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Narrative Approach to Darwin and his critics: From Darwin to the ENCODE project

This seminar will use a narrative approach to understand the complexities of the creation/ evolution debate in a way that reduces the pressure and heat often generated by the topic. The goal of the seminar is argue against the materialism and naturalism of modern science and at the same time avoid simplistic arguments about evolution […]

Philosophy of Biology: From Dante to Darwin

This seminar will survey how change in thought and growth in knowledge from the Middle Ages into the 19th century led to Darwin’s theory of evolution. We will explore the shift from the motivating ideal of love to struggle and competition as well as the shift from sacramental participation to nothing but mechanistic motion. Particular […]