. Evolution and the Law

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125336
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135243 | DOI:
. Evolution and the Law

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This chapter discusses the evolution controversy, which finds its way into our courts from time to time, is in large part about how to understand and deal with life, death and the prospects of human beings generally. It notes that such inquiries are at the heart of this constantly recurring controversy, which bears upon intriguing questions about the meaning of life, questions noticed in the author's 2007 Essay, “Yearnings for the Divine and the Natural Animation of Matter.” It provides that virtually all “working” biologists accept the current forms of the Darwinian evolutionary account. It further notes that there are those who do appear knowledgeable about the biological sciences who question the presuppositions and implications of evolutionary biology, particularly with respect to the ultimate origins of the human soul.

Keywords: evolution controversy; biological sciences; Darwinian evolutionary account; evolutionary biology; human soul; life; death; human beings

Chapter.  4646 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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