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Dr. Ed Vavra
Assoc. Prof. of Rhetoric

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Evolution & Religion

Barbour, Ian G. Issues in Science and Religion. NY: Prentice-Hall,, 1966. [Barbour notes that his "own perspective is that of liberal Protestantism" (9), but this 463-page text is not only a comprehensive, well-documented survey of issues in science and theology, it also argues that many prominent Christians have, and that all Christians should, accept the concept of evolution.]

Blyth, Edward, "An Attempt to Classify the Variations of Animals, etc.," Magazine of Natural History, Vol. 8 (1835), pp. 40-53.

_____. "On the Psychological Distinctions Between Man and All Other Animals, etc.," Magazine of Natural History, Vol. 1 N.S. (1837), Parts I, II, III.

Bruckner, John, A Philosophical Survey of the Animal Creation, London, 1768.

Cannon, H. Graham, "What Lamarck Really Said," Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, 168th Session, 1955-56, Parts I, II.

Coleridge, S. T., Philosophical Lectures 1818-1819, London, Pilot Press, 1949.

Coulter, John M.  "The Religion of a Scientist." The Biblical World, Vol. 41, No. 2. (Feb., 1913), pp. 80-86. [JSTOR] [HR, 3+]

Darlington, C. D., Darwin's Place in History, Oxford, Blackwell, 1959.

_____. Memorials of John Bartram and Humphrey Marshall, Philadelphia, 1849.

Dart, Raymond and Craig, Dennis, Adventures with the Missing Link, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1959.

De Beer, Sir Gavin, "Darwin's Notebooks on Transmutation of Species," Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Historical Series, Vol. 2, Nos. 2, 3 (1960).

Eiseley, Loren. "Charles Darwin, Edward Blyth and the Theory of Natural Selection," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 103 (1959), pp. 94-158.

_____. "Charles Lyell," Scientific American, Vol. 201 (1959), pp. 98-101. 

_____. Darwin's Century, 1958. 

_____. The Firmament of Time. N.Y.: Atheneum, 1962 [R]

_____. Francis Bacon and the Modern Dilemma. 1962.

_____. The Immense Journey. 1957. 

_____. The Mind as Nature. 1962.

_____. The Unexpected Universe. N.Y.: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1969. [R]

Falconer, Hugh, Paleontological Memoirs, Vols. I and II, London, Robert Hardwicke, 1868.

Gray, J. Patrick ; Linda D. Wolfe. "Sociobiology and Creationism: Two Ethnosociologies of American Culture."  American Anthropologist. New Series, Vol. 84, No. 3 (Sep., 1982), pp. 580-594. [JSTOR]

"Has Evolution "Collapsed"?: A Symposium by Scientists." William Patten; Ray Moulton; Henry Fairfield Osborn; T. P. Mall; S. W. Williston; Albert P. Mathews; Jacques Loeb; John M. Coulter; E. G. Conklin; C. M. Child; Frank R. Lillie; Edward B. Wilson; Charles B. Davenport The Biblical World, Vol. 41, No. 2. (Feb., 1913), pp. 75-80. [JSTOR] [HR, 5]

"James Hutton 1726-1797: Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of His Death," Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 63 (1949), pp.351-400.

Livingstone, David N. ; Mark A. Noll. "B. B. Warfield (1851-1921): A Biblical Inerrantist as Evolutionist.." Isis, Vol. 91, No. 2. (Jun., 2000), pp. 283-304. [JSTOR] [The first sentence of the abstract: "The theological doctrine of biblical inerrancy is the intellectual basis for modern creation science." (283) The first sentence of the article: "One of the best-kept secrets in American intellectual history is that B. B. Warfield, the foremost modern defender of the theologically conservative doctrine of the inerrancy of the Bible, was also an evolutionist." (283)]

Morris, Wright, The Territory Ahead, New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1958.

Numbers, Ronald L. "Creationism in 20th-Century America." Science, New Series, Vol. 218, No. 4572. (Nov. 5, 1982), pp. 538-544. [JSTOR] [HR, 5+, An interesting history of the Creationist movement. Among other things, Numbers points out how Creationists disagree with each other (about such things as the literal seven days and the universal flood).]

Picard, Max, The Flight from God, Chicago, Henry Regnery Co., 1951.

Scott, Eugenie C.  "Antievolution and Creationism in the United States."  Annual Review of Anthropology. Vol. 26 (1997), pp. 263-289. [JSTOR]

Smith, Gerald Birney. "Can Christianity Welcome Freedom of Teaching?" The Journal of Religion. Vol. 2, No. 3 (May, 1922), pp. 245-262. [JSTOR] [HR, 4+; In this 1922 article, Smith argues that many Christians accept evolution and that "fundamentalists" (such as William Jennings Bryan) will ultimately harm Christianity.]

Thomas, Lewis. The Lives of a Cell. NY: Viking Press, 1974. [R]

Williams, Robert Charles.  "Scientific Creationism: An Exegesis for a Religious Doctrine." American Anthropologist. New Series, Vol. 85, No. 1 (Mar., 1983), pp. 92-102. [JSTOR]