The Universe and Life

The Universe and Life

The Universe and Life

The Universe and Life

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IN undertaking, at the invitation of Yale University, to give the Terry Lectures having the general subject, "Religion in the Light of Science and Philosophy," I must let you know at the beginning what I understand to be the purpose of the lectures, and what, therefore, I shall try to do.

I shall assume that by religion we mean, for the purpose of these lectures, an attempt to get a unified view of the universe, including man; a unified view that will include the bearings of this unified outlook on the problems of human conduct. I assume that there is no presupposition as to the nature of the views that will be presented; that there is no presumption that they must agree with any views now held under the name of religion or under other names. In past years these lectures have been given successively by a physicist, by an astronomer, by men in other branches of science. This year a biologist is chosen to present them. The intention of thus selecting men from the different sciences is, as I understand it, to bring before you the outlook on the world and man that arises through de-

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