Darwin’s Pious Idea
Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong
Eerdmans, $34.99, 580 pp.
Conor Cunningham’s Darwin’s Pious Idea is a big book with big aspirations. It expects its readers to know something about philosophy, science, and theology. For those who do, it proposes a way to integrate these bodies of knowledge into a single worldview.
Cunningham’s subtitle pits his argument against “Ultra-Darwinists” and creationists, but his real target is what he thinks these two opposed groups have in common: dualism. According to dualists, the material stuff that...
The remainder of this article is only available to paid subscribers.
Print subscribers to Commonweal are entitled to free access to all premium online content. Click here to purchase a print subscription, or if you’re already a print subscriber, register now for premium access.
Online-only subscriptions provide access to all premium online articles for just $34/year or $2.95/month. Click here to subscribe.