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Evolution as a Religion

Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears. Routledge Classics

By (author) Mary Midgley
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Routledge
Published: 30th Nov 2002
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm d 12mm
Weight: 244g
ISBN-10: 0415278333
ISBN-13: 9780415278331
Barcode No: 9780415278331
Synopsis
According to The Guardian, Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretentions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who fee she sometimes oversteps the mark'. This book examines how science comes to be used as a substitute for religion and points out how badly that role distorts it. Her argument is flawlessly insightful: a punch, compelling, lively indictment of these misuses of science. Both the book and its author are true classics of our time.

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'A graceful, refreshing and enlightening book, applied philosophy that is relevant, timely and metaphysical in the best sense.' - New York Times Book Review; 'Midgley is one of the most acute and penetrating voices in current moral philosophy. Her great gift is clarity, both of thought and, especially, of expression. To follow her reasoning is like watching a ballet dancer walking in the street: there is a litheness, a gracefulness, an ease of articulation, which attest to years of learning lightly worn.' - John Banville, Irish Times