“Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion” Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Darwin’s Gift? Book Review In his book Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion, Francisco Ayala suggests that evolution supplies the answer to a serious theological conundrum. I alluded to this in my first post on this book: Things that Seem Wrong About the World: When […]

“Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion” Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Darwin’s Gift? University of California, Irvine biologist Francisco Ayala writes in his book Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion (pages 174-175), Scientific knowledge cannot contradict religious beliefs, because science has nothing definitive to say for or against religious inspiration, religious inspiration, religious realities, or religious […]

Postscript to the Series, “Darwin’s Gift?”

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Darwin’s Gift? Having written a four-part series on Francis Ayala’s Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion, I was already in strong disagreement over what Ayala called a “gift” to religion in Darwinism. Now I’m reading his monograph for the AAAS, “The Difference of Being Human,” and […]