The Mythology of Science

The Mythology of Science

The purpose of this book (first published in 1967) is to define the nature of the opposing religious systems of thought, Christian creationism and Darwinism (in its various forms).

Author: R. J. Rushdoony

Publisher: Chalcedon Foundation

ISBN: 9781879998261

Category: Science

Page: 188

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The "mythology" of science is its religious devotion to the myth of evolution. In evolution, man is the highest expression of intelligence and reason, and such thinking will not yield itself to submission to a God it views as a human cultural creation, useful, if at all, only in a cultural context. Views of origins are dependent on faith, and one's position speaks much as to one's religious tenets. Evolutionary faith, however, cannot tolerate any view of the natural world or science that places it under another faith, such as the Christian belief in a sovereign causative God. Darwin gave an ostensibly scientific justification for man's rebellion against God. He put men at the top of the evolutionary ladder, allowing them to believe they had realized Satan's lure to Adam and Eve and become "as gods, knowing [determining] good and evil" (Genesis 3:5). We can attack the science of evolution all we want, but the battle for our faith, true science, and our culture is a religious one over the nature of truth. Evolution is a religious faith that has become entrenched as a presupposition of modern thought. For Christians to argue about the "unproven" nature of the evolutionary hypothesis or the circular reasoning of its thought is of some value, but the essential issue is that two opposing religious faiths are in conflict. Evolution is popular because it is such a useful paradigm to sinful men; it dispenses with God as a prerequisite of all things. But Christianity as a religious faith depends not on proofs that are constructions of man's fallen mind, but on the reality of an almighty God who reveals Himself to us by grace. Christianity, too, depends on circular reasoning: we even begin and end with faith in God and His revelation. The purpose of this book (first published in 1967) is to define the nature of the opposing religious systems of thought, Christian creationism and Darwinism (in its various forms). It is a call to urge Christians to stand firm for Biblical six-day creationism as a fundamental aspect of their faith in the Creator.
Categories: Science

Shattering the Myths of Darwinism

Shattering the Myths of Darwinism

The controversial best-seller that sent Oxford University and Nature magazine into a frenzy. Shattering the Myths of Darwinism exposes the gaping holes in an ideology that has reigned unchallenged over the scientific world for a century.

Author: Richard Milton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544643071

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Page: 346

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Compelling evidence that the most important assumptions on which Darwinism rests are scientifically wrong. The controversial best-seller that sent Oxford University and Nature magazine into a frenzy. Shattering the Myths of Darwinism exposes the gaping holes in an ideology that has reigned unchallenged over the scientific world for a century. Darwinism is considered to be hard fact, the only acceptable explanation for the formation of life on Earth, but with keen insight and objectivity Richard Milton reveals that the theory totters atop a shambles of outdated and circumstantial evidence which in any less controversial field would have been questioned long ago. Sticking to the facts at hand and tackling a vast array of topics, Shattering the Myths of Darwinism offers compelling evidence that the theory of evolution has become an act of faith rather than a functioning science, and that not until the scientific method is applied to it and the right questions are asked will we ever get true answers to the mystery of life on Earth.
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The Mythology of Evolution

The Mythology of Evolution

Once the implications of evolutionary science are accepted, the creation myth of
evolution becomes a part of our own story about the world, but how we
incorporate the myth of evolution into our other mythologies is something that
every ...

Author: Chris Bateman

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780996493

Category: Science

Page: 265

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This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges.
Categories: Science

The Mythology of Evolution

The Mythology of Evolution

This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges.

Author: Chris Bateman

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780996509

Category: Science

Page: 278

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This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges.
Categories: Science

The Mythological Evolution of the Universe

The Mythological Evolution of the Universe

But how does that affect us? Are we collectively moving toward a particular destination that has already been determined? Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions and more in The Mythological Evolution of the Universe.

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789353052768

Category: Social Science

Page: 20

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Ancient texts—or Vedas—were written for us to make sense of the universe that we live in. It is, however, believed that that the Vedas are of non-human origin and contain timeless wisdom. The Vedas acknowledge the existence of 'jiva' or soul and that each unique 'jiva' contributes to the constant shaping of the universe. But how does that affect us? Are we collectively moving toward a particular destination that has already been determined? Read on as Devdutt Pattanaik explores these questions and more in The Mythological Evolution of the Universe.
Categories: Social Science

The Myth of the Goddess

The Myth of the Goddess

A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the ...

Author: Anne Baring

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141941400

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

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A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the implications of this loss.
Categories: Social Science

The Mythology of Science and Evolution of Its Metaphor

The Mythology of Science and Evolution of Its Metaphor

So what did I learn thru the process of recording these ideas? – the next time I have the desire to designate a truth, I would really looking at a metaphor, a translation of a belief system, a closed system with limits.Also I would bear ...

Author: Roger Smeeth

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1502383888

Category:

Page: 134

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So what did I learn thru the process of recording these ideas? - the next time I have the desire to designate a truth, I would really looking at a metaphor, a translation of a belief system, a closed system with limits. Also I would bear in mind that even if Science says it's so, doesn't make it my truth - unless that is also my choice - and yours is yours.
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Anti evolution

Anti evolution

Author: Tom McIver

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015017426936

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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"Tom McIver has provided us with a splendid bestiary of anti-evolution ideas... It is a fascinating work, and well worth its cost, either for a chuckle or, on those unpleasant occasions, to face up to a nightmare on the rampage."--Euan G. Nisbet, Nature.
Categories: Social Science

Myth and Mythmaking

Myth and Mythmaking

Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.

Author: Julia Leslie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136778810

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.
Categories: Social Science

The Evolution of Tolkien s Mythology

The Evolution of Tolkien   s Mythology

This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien's life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien's life.

Author: Elizabeth A. Whittingham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476611747

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The History of Middle-earth traces the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary world, stories, and characters from their earliest written forms to the final revisions Tolkien penned shortly before his death in 1973. Published posthumously by Tolkien’s son Christopher, the extensively detailed 12-volume work allows readers to follow the development of the texts that eventually became Tolkien’s immensely popular The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, The Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales. This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien’s life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien’s life. Following chapters deal with elements common to Tolkien’s popular works, including the cosmogony, theogony, cosmology, metaphysics, and eschatology of Middle-earth. The study also reviews some of the myths with which Tolkien was most familiar—Greek, Roman, Finnish, and Norse—and reveals the often overlapping relationship between mythology, biblical stories, and Tolkien’s popular works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Myths and Myth makers

Myths and Myth makers

Author: John Fiske

Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin

ISBN: UVA:X001689579

Category: Folklore

Page: 251

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Categories: Folklore

Immortal Monster

Immortal Monster

As fables of identity, these tales dramatize our anxieties and fears concerning our own animal nature and help us come to terms with our own evolution.

Author: Joseph Andriano

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313306672

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Monsters figure prominently in classic works of literature as well as in films and stories intended for a wide audience. Since Darwin's time, most of these imaginary beasts have taken the form of natural creatures, rather than supernatural ones. This volume explores both literary and cinematic texts that are especially explicit in their depiction of beasts in Darwinian terms, though these same monsters retain an archaic mythological aspect. The myth of Leviathan and Behemoth, for instance, is at the heart of Jaws as much as it is central to Moby-Dick; indeed, Jaws inherits the myth directly from Moby-Dick, as does King Kong. These and other monster tales keep the myth alive by retelling it in the context of biological and cultural evolution. There is a pattern of alternating bestialization and anthropomorphism in many monster tales, suggesting that these images are being displayed in repeated attempts to define who we are in relation to animals. As fables of identity, these tales dramatize our anxieties and fears concerning our own animal nature and help us come to terms with our own evolution.
Categories: Fiction

Religion and the Social Order

Religion and the Social Order

must sharply distinguish between Evolution as a biological theorem and popular
Evolution or Developmentalism which is certainly a Myth . . . In the science ,
Evolution is a theory about changes : in the Myth it is a fact about improvements ”
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ISBN: PSU:000023134799

Category: Religion

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Categories: Religion

Between Sacred and Secular

Between Sacred and Secular

must sharply distinguish between Evolution as a biological theorem and popular
Evolution or Developmentalism which is certainly a Myth . . . In the science ,
Evolution is a theory about changes : in the Myth it is a fact about improvements ”
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Author: Arthur L. Greil

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004146190

Category: Cults

Page: 321

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Categories: Cults

Myths and Myth Makers

Myths and Myth Makers

Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Author: John Fiske

Publisher:

ISBN: 1859582028

Category: Folklore

Page: 251

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Categories: Folklore

Understanding Cults and New Religions

Understanding Cults and New Religions

He argues that the popular use of LSD heralds the next great evolutionary step
for mankind . In his more recent work Changing My Mind , among others , Leary
develops evolution as a cultural myth by giving the reader a vision of a religious ...

Author: Irving Hexham

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans

ISBN: UOM:39015012064518

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Discusses brainwashing, deprogramming, and religious conversion, argues that many new cults are magical rather than religious, and examines religious traditions of the East and West
Categories: Religion

Evolutions

Evolutions

Here are the earth and the moon presenting a cosmological view of motherhood, a panicking mitochondrion introducing sex and death to the world, the loneliness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, and the birth of ...

Author: Oren Harman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374716530

Category: Science

Page: 256

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A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing-apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and natural selection to explain fear and desire, and physics to demystify the workings of the universe. Science is an astounding achievement, but are we really any wiser than the ancients? Has science revealed the secrets of fate and immortality? Has it provided protection from jealousy or love? There are those who believe that science has replaced faith, but must it also be a death knell for mythology? Evolutions brings to life the latest scientific thinking on the birth of the universe and the solar system, the journey from a single cell all the way to our human minds. Reawakening our sense of wonder and terror at the world around us and within us, Oren Harman uses modern science to create new and original mythologies. Here are the earth and the moon presenting a cosmological view of motherhood, a panicking mitochondrion introducing sex and death to the world, the loneliness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, and the birth of language in evolution summoning humankind’s struggle with truth. Science may not solve our existential puzzles, but like the age-old legends, its magical discoveries can help us continue the never-ending search.
Categories: Science

Myths and Myth Makers

Myths and Myth Makers

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Author: John Fiske

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1468023071

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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IN publishing this somewhat rambling and unsystematic series of papers, in which I have endeavoured to touch briefly upon a great many of the most important points in the study of mythology, I think it right to observe that, in order to avoid confusing the reader with intricate discussions, I have sometimes cut the matter short, expressing myself with dogmatic definiteness where a sceptical vagueness might perhaps have seemed more becoming. In treating of popular legends and superstitions, the paths of inquiry are circuitous enough, and seldom can we reach a satisfactory conclusion until we have travelled all the way around Robin Hood's barn and back again. I am sure that the reader would not have thanked me for obstructing these crooked lanes with the thorns and brambles of philological and antiquarian discussion, to such an extent as perhaps to make him despair of ever reaching the high road. I have not attempted to review, otherwise than incidentally, the works of Grimm, Muller, Kuhn, Breal, Dasent, and Tylor; nor can I pretend to have added anything of consequence, save now and then some bit of explanatory comment, to the results obtained by the labour of these scholars; but it has rather been my aim to present these results in such a way as to awaken general interest in them. And accordingly, in dealing with a subject which depends upon philology almost as much as astronomy depends upon mathematics, I have omitted philological considerations wherever it has been possible to do so.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Hermes the Thief

Hermes the Thief

A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.

Author: Norman Oliver Brown

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0940262266

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.
Categories: Social Science