Niall Shanks

in God, the Devil, and Darwin

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195161991
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835058 | DOI:

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The social, political, and legal implications of creation science and its belief in a transcendent supernatural creator are analyzed. It is suggested that creation science is not in fact a genuine attempt to advance scientific knowledge but rather a vehicle for propagating a conservative, Christian social agenda. The moral implications for the doctrine of intelligent design in such areas as abortion, human cloning, and stem cell research are drawn out and argued to be highly deleterious to the advance of medical science and scientific research generally.

Keywords: abortion; cloning; medicine; morality; politics; social implications of creation science; stem cell research

Chapter.  9233 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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