Nature Design and Science

Nature  Design  and Science

The Status of Design in Natural Science Del Ratzsch. Pattern Origins If there are patterns associated with nature that are indeed mind correlative, ...

Author: Del Ratzsch

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791448932

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.
Categories: Religion

Mapping the Origins Debate

Mapping the Origins Debate

that accept teleology (PE, DE, OEC, YEC) also affirm the basic idea of design.36 They disagree on how that design was manifested, through slow natural ...

Author: Gerald Rau

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830866397

Category: Religion

Page: 237

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This unique textbook by Gerald Rau surveys the six predominant models currently used to explain the origins of creation, of life, of species and of humans. Alongside his judicious account of the debate as a whole, Rau equips students with critical tools for evaluating the individual philosophies of science in play.
Categories: Religion

A Natural History of Natural Theology

A Natural History of Natural Theology

Intuitions about origins: Purpose and intelligent design in children's reasoning about nature. Journal of Cognition and Development 6:3–31.

Author: Helen De Cruz

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262028547

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Questions about the existence and attributes of God form the subject matter of natural theology, which seeks to gain knowledge of the divine by relying on reason and experience of the world. Arguments in natural theology rely largely on intuitions and inferences that seem natural to us, occurring spontaneously -- at the sight of a beautiful landscape, perhaps, or in wonderment at the complexity of the cosmos -- even to a nonphilosopher. In this book, Helen De Cruz and Johan De Smedt examine the cognitive origins of arguments in natural theology. They find that although natural theological arguments can be very sophisticated, they are rooted in everyday intuitions about purpose, causation, agency, and morality. Using evidence and theories from disciplines including the cognitive science of religion, evolutionary ethics, evolutionary aesthetics, and the cognitive science of testimony, they show that these intuitions emerge early in development and are a stable part of human cognition.De Cruz and De Smedt analyze the cognitive underpinnings of five well-known arguments for the existence of God: the argument from design, the cosmological argument, the moral argument, the argument from beauty, and the argument from miracles. Finally, they consider whether the cognitive origins of these natural theological arguments should affect their rationality.
Categories: Philosophy

Origin s of Design in Nature

Origin s  of Design in Nature

This book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. Origin(s) of Design in Nature is a collection of over 40 articles from prominent researchers in the life, ...

Author: Liz Swan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400741560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 812

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Origin(s) of Design in Nature is a collection of over 40 articles from prominent researchers in the life, physical, and social sciences, medicine, and the philosophy of science that all address the philosophical and scientific question of how design emerged in the natural world. The volume offers a large variety of perspectives on the design debate including progressive accounts from artificial life, embryology, complexity, cosmology, theology and the philosophy of biology. This book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Primate Origins of Human Nature

The Primate Origins of Human Nature

Natural selection is for a particular function (see below), by selecting on ... by improving the design of the organism to deal with the world around it, ...

Author: Carel P. Van Schaik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470147634

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The Primate Origins of Human Nature (Volume 3 in The Foundations of Human Biology series) blends several elements from evolutionary biology as applied to primate behavioral ecology and primate psychology, classical physical anthropology and evolutionary psychology of humans. However, unlike similar books, it strives to define the human species relative to our living and extinct relatives, and thus highlights uniquely derived human features. The book features a truly multi-disciplinary, multi-theory, and comparative species approach to subjects not usually presented in textbooks focused on humans, such as the evolution of culture, life history, parenting, and social organization.
Categories: Social Science

On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

The old argument of design in nature , as given by Paley , which formerly seemed to me so conclusive , fails , now that the law of natural selection has ...

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551113376

Category: History

Page: 672

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Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published. This unabridged edition also includes a rich selection of primary source material: substantial selections from Darwin’s other works (Autobiography, notebooks, letters, Voyage of the Beagle, and The Descent of Man) and selections from Darwin’s sources and contemporaries (excerpts from Genesis, Paley, Lamarck, Spencer, Lyell, Malthus, Huxley, and Wallace).
Categories: History

The Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics

The Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics

Quoted by Andrew Dickson White , A History of the Warfare of Science and Religion , 2 vols . ( New York : D. Appleton , 1930 ) , 1:79 . Design in nature was ...

Author: William B. Provine

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226684644

Category: Science

Page: 211

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Tracing the development of population genetics through the writings of such luminaries as Darwin, Galton, Pearson, Fisher, Haldane, and Wright, William B. Provine sheds light on this complex field as well as its bearing on other branches of biology.
Categories: Science

Nature s God The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

Nature s God  The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

87 The body, in short, is not an artifact of design but the outcome of a fortuitous natural process. Like everything else in the Epicurean universe, ...

Author: Matthew Stewart

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393244311

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Longlisted for the National Book Award. Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy? America’s founders intended to liberate us not just from one king but from the ghostly tyranny of supernatural religion. Drawing deeply on the study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart brilliantly tracks the ancient, pagan, and continental ideas from which America’s revolutionaries drew their inspiration. In the writings of Spinoza, Lucretius, and other great philosophers, Stewart recovers the true meanings of “Nature’s God,” “the pursuit of happiness,” and the radical political theory with which the American experiment in self-government began.
Categories: Political Science

Moral Origins

Moral Origins

25 24 HUMAN NATURE MATTERS The great majority of the contemporary work on the ... 26 But design, not holistic natural history, is the approach throughout.

Author: Christopher Boehm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465029198

Category: Science

Page: 432

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From the age of Darwin to the present day, biologists have been grappling with the origins of our moral sense. Why, if the human instinct to survive and reproduce is "selfish," do people engage in self-sacrifice, and even develop ideas like virtue and shame to justify that altruism? Many theories have been put forth, some emphasizing the role of nepotism, others emphasizing the advantages of reciprocation or group selection effects. But evolutionary anthropologist Christopher Boehm finds existing explanations lacking, and in Moral Origins, he offers an elegant new theory. Tracing the development of altruism and group social control over 6 million years, Boehm argues that our moral sense is a sophisticated defense mechanism that enables individuals to survive and thrive in groups. One of the biggest risks of group living is the possibility of being punished for our misdeeds by those around us. Bullies, thieves, free-riders, and especially psychopaths -- those who make it difficult for others to go about their lives -- are the most likely to suffer this fate. Getting by requires getting along, and this social type of selection, Boehm shows, singles out altruists for survival. This selection pressure has been unique in shaping human nature, and it bred the first stirrings of conscience in the human species. Ultimately, it led to the fully developed sense of virtue and shame that we know today.A groundbreaking exploration of the evolution of human generosity and cooperation, Moral Origins offers profound insight into humanity's moral past -- and how it might shape our moral future.
Categories: Science

Integral Sustainable Design

Integral Sustainable Design

Modern level: Designing in relationship to Modern Nature INJUNCTION 3: Fashion materiality with natural origins We are connected to Nature when the design ...

Author: Mark DeKay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136539633

Category: Architecture

Page: 528

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This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses Integral Theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives of: Behaviours, Systems, Experiences and Cultures. It also uses human developmental theory to reframe sustainable design across four levels of complexity present in society: the Traditional, Modern, Postmodern, and Integral waves. Profuse with illustrations and examples, the book offers many conceptual tools including: - Twelve Principles of Integral Sustainable Design - Sixteen Prospects of Sustainable Design - Six Perceptual Shifts for Ecological Design Thinking - Five Levels of Sustainable Design Aesthetics - Ten Injunctions for Designing Connections to Nature
Categories: Architecture

Origins of Consciousness How the Search to Understand the Nature of Consciousness is Leading to a New View of Reality

Origins of Consciousness  How the Search to Understand the Nature of Consciousness is Leading to a New View of Reality

17 Following the apparent success of their experiments, IONS researchers returned to Burning Man the following year with designs on a further study.

Author: Adrian David Nelson


ISBN: 9781329298774

Category: Education

Page: 220

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In recent years science and philosophy have seen a resurgence of open-mindedness toward deeper views of consciousness. This book explores ideas and evidence now changing the way scientists and philosophers approach the place of consciousness in the universe. From the frontiers of modern physics and cosmology to controversial experiments exploring telepathy and mind-matter interaction, the emerging view promises to change how we understand our place in the universe, our relationship to other life, and the nature of reality itself.
Categories: Education

Until Darwin Science Human Variety and the Origins of Race

Until Darwin  Science  Human Variety and the Origins of Race

In preserving fixity and design, natural history was forced to incorporate two key components of enlightened social theory: discontinuity and revolution.

Author: B Ricardo Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317323228

Category: Science

Page: 224

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This work fills a gap in recent studies on the history of race and science. Focusing on both the classification systems of human variety and the development of science as the arbiter of truth, Brown looks at the rise of the emerging sciences of life and society – biology and sociology – as well as the debate surrounding slavery and abolition.
Categories: Science

Building for Life

Building for Life

Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection Stephen R. Kellert. 9. 10. 11. ... Hildebrand, The Origins of Architectural Pleasure, 71. 15. 16.

Author: Stephen R. Kellert

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597265911

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Sustainable design has made great strides in recent years; unfortunately, it still falls short of fully integrating nature into our built environment. Through a groundbreaking new paradigm of "restorative environmental design," award-winning author Stephen R. Kellert proposes a new architectural model of sustainability. In Building For Life, Kellert examines the fundamental interconnectedness of people and nature, and how the loss of this connection results in a diminished quality of life. This thoughtful new work illustrates how architects and designers can use simple methods to address our innate needs for contact with nature. Through the use of natural lighting, ventilation, and materials, as well as more unexpected methodologies-the use of metaphor, perspective, enticement, and symbol-architects can greatly enhance our daily lives. These design techniques foster intellectual development, relaxation, and physical and emotional well-being. In the works of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Cesar Pelli, Norman Foster, and Michael Hopkins, Kellert sees the success of these strategies and presents models for moving forward. Ultimately, Kellert views our fractured relationship with nature as a design problem rather than an unavoidable aspect of modern life, and he proposes many practical and creative solutions for cultivating a more rewarding experience of nature in our built environment.
Categories: Architecture

Cities and Natural Process

Cities and Natural Process

McHarg , Ian L. Design with Nature . New York , NY : Natural History Press , 1969 ( 2nd edn 1992 ) . A seminal book that has had a major influence on modern ...

Author: Michael Hough

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415298555

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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An updated and revised discussion of the fundamental conflict in the perception of nature and an expression of the essential need for an environmental view when approaching urban design.
Categories: Social Science

The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion

The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion

... The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion reshapes the field in ways that will ... Larry Bartels , Princeton University Cover design by Dennis M. Arnold ...

Author: John R. Zaller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521407869

Category: Political Science

Page: 367

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This 1992 book explains how people acquire political information from elites and the mass media and convert it into political preferences.
Categories: Political Science

The art of experimental natural history

The art of experimental natural history

... a natural and experimental history of a particular phenomenon, i.e., ... knowledge.40 Sprat describes the 'design' of his discourse thus: [.

Author: Dana Jalobeanu

Publisher: Zeta Books

ISBN: 9786068266923


Page: 344

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Systems Design and Nature of Work

Systems Design and Nature of Work

Systems Design and the Nature of Work An address by Dr. Charles R. DeCarlo Dr. ... mechanisms required to extend the senses have their origins in anonymous ...

Author: Charles R. DeCarlo


ISBN: UIUC:30112062799025

Category: Business and education

Page: 40

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Categories: Business and education

The Greater Origins and Issues of Life and Death

The Greater Origins and Issues of Life and Death

This is the crown of the plan of nature . Such a design as we have most cursorily and imperfectly put forward , of course not only explains nature ...

Author: James John Garth Wilkinson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105046843129

Category: Death

Page: 496

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Categories: Death