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Among the CreationistsDispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline$
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Jason Rosenhouse

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744633

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.001.0001

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Inevitable Humans?

Inevitable Humans?

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(p.190) 30 Inevitable Humans?
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Among the Creationists
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Jason Rosenhouse

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0030

In this chapter, the author examines one of the greatest areas of tension between evolution and Christianity: the role of humans in God's creation. In particular, he addresses the question of whether humanlike creatures can be seen as an inevitable end result of evolution, or whether our appearance was an historical accident unlikely to occur again on a second “play of the tape.” He also considers the concern of creationists that evolution lowers humanity's status, the notion that evolution is God's mechanism of creation, and the possibility that God is subtly involved in the evolutionary process in ways that we cannot detect. Finally, he discusses Michael Ruse's views about human evolution as well as the concept of “morphospace” in relation to forms of organisms.

Keywords:   evolution, Christianity, humanity, God, creation, Michael Ruse, morphospace, humans

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