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Frog Pond PhilosophyEssays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature$
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Strachan Donnelley, Ceara Donnelley, and Bruce Jennings

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167275

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.001.0001

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Intelligent Design and the Matter of Matter

Intelligent Design and the Matter of Matter

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(p.36) 4 Intelligent Design and the Matter of Matter
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Frog Pond Philosophy
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Strachan Donnelley

, Ceara Donnelley, Bruce Jennings
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0005

Reflecting on the debate in American education concerning the scientific validity and teaching of biological evolution, this chapter suggests that speculative philosophical thinking offers a better alternative than either dogmatic theology or dogmatic science. It touches briefly on the work of three thinkers who are discussed at length in later chapters—Alfred North Whitehead, Hans Jonas, and Ernst Mayr.

Keywords:   evolution, science education, dogmatic theology, dogmatic science, Alfred North Whitehead, Hans Jonas, Ernst Mayr

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