Modern Biology and Natural Theology

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Index

a
abstract types 27 , 28
accidents v. functions 16-17 , 18 , 20-1
actions, basic v. mediated 131-2 , 133-5
Adair, Robert K. 119 , 161
adaptations, complex 85-6
aetiologies, functional 12-15
Alexander, Samuel 65
Alland, Alexander 88
Anderson, John xviii-xix , xxi-xxii , 7 , 64 , 153 , 160 , 169
‘anthropic principle’ 120-3 , 124
applied science 38
Aquinas, Thomas 10
archaeobacteria 38
Aristotle 3 , 49 , 77 , 89
Armstrong, D.M. xx , 78-9 , 102 , 108 , 109-10 , 129
‘aspects’ of the world 35-6
atomic theory 50-3 , 59

b
Barrow, J.D. 36-7 , 124
behaviour, importance for survival xvii , 102
behaviourism 48 , 102
belief, perception as 106-12
Bergson, Henri 26-7 , 75 , 90 , 166
Berkeley, Bishop George xv , 36 , 153 , 160
Bernoulli, Daniel 160
‘big bang’ theory 119-20 , 168
birds 45-6 , 81-2 , 86
Bohm, David 59
Bohr, Niels 42-3
Boyle, Sir Robert 47-8 , 52 , 159
brain;
and consciousness 112-14 ;
and vision 76-8 , 79 ;
evolution of 80-92 ;
predispositions of 75-9 ;
v. mind xx-xxi , 81-3 , 94 , 96 , 127-9 , 141-2
Brierley, C.L. 38
Bugs Bunny 156-8
Burt, Cyril 167

c
Cairns-Smith, A.G. xiii
Canfield, J. 20-2
Carter, Brandon 121 , 122
causality in universe 141-53
Charlesworth, B. 45
chloroplasts 43
Christianity 3 , 4 ,
see also creationism
Clark, A.J. xviii
Clark, R.E.D. 6
Cohen, M.L. 56
colour vision 79 , 90-1 , 110-12
combustion of stuffs 35
‘common-sense philosophers’ 105-6
complexity 85-6 , 118
computers 95-101
consciousness xix-xx , 81 , 82 , 94-114 , 117
consequence-selection, conscious 13-15
Copleston, F.C. 10
cosmological argument 147 , 148-53
‘CP (charge-parity) symmetry’ 119-20
creation;
accidental v. willed 135-7 ;
and intention 141-4 ;
and knowledge 138-40 ;
and order 144-6

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction x
  • Part I - Biology 1
  • Chapter 1 - The Decline of Purposive Explanations 3
  • Chapter 2 - Biology and Metaphysics 25
  • Chapter 3 - The Stuff We Are Made of 47
  • Part II - Problems 69
  • Chapter 4 - Reductionism or Darwinism 71
  • Chapter 5 - Biology and Knowledge 75
  • Chapter 6 - Consciousness and Its Objects 94
  • Part III - Natural Theology 115
  • Chapter 7 - Biology and Cosmology 117
  • Chapter 8 - From World to God 124
  • Chapter 9 - And Back Again 141
  • Notes 165
  • Bibliography 170
  • Index 177
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