Eminent Lives in Twentieth-century Science & Religion

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Nicolaas A. Rupke
Peter Lang, 2009 - History - 371 pages
Can science and religion coexist in harmony? Or is conflict inevitable? In this volume an international team of distinguished scholars addresses these enduring yet urgent questions by examining the lives of thirteen eminent twentieth-century scientists whose careers were marked by the interaction of science and religion: Rachel Carson, Charles A. Coulson, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Arthur S. Eddington, Albert Einstein, Ronald A. Fisher, Julian Huxley, Pascual Jordan, Robert A. Millikan, Ivan P. Pavlov, Michael I. Pupin, Abdus Salam, and Edward O. Wilson. The richly empirical studies show a diversity of creative engagements between science and religion that defy efforts to set the two at odds.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Mark Stoll
32
Rachel Carson 190764
47
Arie Leegwater
73
VAN DER MEER
105
Rampelt
129
GEBHARD LOHR
155
James Moore
179
Richard H Beyler
233
Edward B Davis
253
TORSTEN RUTING
275
Michael Idvorsky Pupin 18581935
295
Martin Riexinger
317
Mark Stoll
333
Numbers
349
Index
363

Peter J Bowler
212

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About the author (2009)

The Editor: Nicolaas A. Rupke is Lower Saxony Research Professor of the History of Science at Göttingen University. With a doctorate from Princeton, he held research positions at Oxford and the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. His monographs Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography (2008) and Richard Owen. Biology without Darwin (2009) were recently reissued. Rupke is a fellow of Germany's National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Göttingen Academy of Sciences.

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