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Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution$
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George Anastaplo

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125336

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.001.0001

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. Evolution and the Law

. Evolution and the Law

(p.180) 11. Evolution and the Law
Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

George Anastaplo

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the evolution controversy, which finds its way into our courts from time to time, is in large part about how to understand and deal with life, death and the prospects of human beings generally. It notes that such inquiries are at the heart of this constantly recurring controversy, which bears upon intriguing questions about the meaning of life, questions noticed in the author's 2007 Essay, “Yearnings for the Divine and the Natural Animation of Matter.” It provides that virtually all “working” biologists accept the current forms of the Darwinian evolutionary account. It further notes that there are those who do appear knowledgeable about the biological sciences who question the presuppositions and implications of evolutionary biology, particularly with respect to the ultimate origins of the human soul.

Keywords:   evolution controversy, biological sciences, Darwinian evolutionary account, evolutionary biology, human soul, life, death, human beings

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