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Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears (Routledge Classics)

Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears (Routledge Classics)

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Publication Date: February 21st, 2002
Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN:
9780415278331
Pages:
224
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Description

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.

About the Author

Mary Midgley (1919-2018) was one of the most renowned moral philosophers of her generation and the author of many books, including Beast and Man, Wickedness and The Myths We Live By. She has taken part in many broadcast events, including The Moral Maze and Woman's Hour.