Thursday, 25 June 2009

150 years since The Origin of Species

It is 150 years since the publication of Darwin's The Origin of Species. Pat Byrne gave us a paper this morning on Darwin and Lonergan. Wonderfully instructive, as ever. Perhaps we should be dedicating our external seminar this year in Divyadaan to evolution and emergence. There are the religion and science issues, especially with the Intelligent Design controversy. There is the issue of evolution itself, with Lonergan's claim to have provided not merely a description but an explanation. There are other issues such as the implications of evolution for religion and for theology. And so on.

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