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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Robert Seager

Keywords

Religion and science; Evolution--Religious aspects--Christianity; Fundamentalism;

Abstract

My research into the Christian fundamentalist and scientific worldviews shows that existing hostility between the two can be attributed to extremists on either side. Such polarization can be a hindrance to all involved by inhibiting scientific learning and disregarding valid methods to signify and understand one’s place in the world. I explore each worldview and its validity as well as provide examples of how each can be harmful when taken to the extreme. I then outline philosophies by Stephen Jay Gould, Michael Ruse, Marcus Borg, Karl Popper and others who deny extremism and will allow an individual to find middle ground between these perspectives. The avoidance of polarization will decrease the barriers so apparent today.

Date of Award

2009

Department

Department of Biology

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2009

Object Description

33 p.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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