Revolution In Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed Our World

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byMark L. Brake, Mark L Brake

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This is the compelling story of the two biggest events in the evolution of ideas: the revolutions of Galileo and Darwin.  The ideological shifts that resulted from their work were crucial not only to science. Their impact on society and culture has been equally decisive up to the current century. Mark Brake captures the adventure and excitement of these two scientists--one who overturned humanity's central place in the universe and another who challenged the very notion of the origins of humankind. Their discoveries in a sense became "weapons of science," that challenged the long-held views of creation and human origins promoted by the Church for centuries. At a time when creationism and intelligent design are again in the news, this is a timely examination of the ways in which faith and science clash, and how the battle for "truth" is a perennial one.

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This is the compelling story of the two biggest events in the evolution of ideas: the revolutions of Galileo and Darwin.  The ideological shifts that resulted from their work were crucial not only to science. Their impact on society and culture has been equally decisive up to the current century. Mark Brake captures the adventure and e...

Mark Brake is Director of the Science Communication Research Unit at the University of Glamorgan in Wales, United Kingdom. He has served as science consultant to Microsoft and was a founding member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute science communication group. He is the author of Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fict...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.38 × 5.7 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202683

ISBN - 13:9780230202689

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Part One: Wisdom of the Ancients * Greek Sky: The World Before the Telescope * Heaven and Earth * The Darkness Rising * Part Two: The Gathering Storm * The Medieval Sky * The Great Chain of Being * Part Three: The Revolutions: The Weapons of Discovery * The Telescope and Galileo * Evolution and Darwin * Part Four: The Aftermath: Worlds Turned Upside Down * The ‘Galileo’ Aftermath * The ‘Darwin’ Aftermath * Part Five: The Prestige * The Kudos

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“Fascinating. Mark Brake takes a story about the political manipulation of the scientific ideas of Greek natural philosophers by the established church across two millennia and with a facility and style rare among scientists and an acute understanding of the human condition breathes life into the entire fabric. A compelling, thought provoking and inventive narrative.”--Roy Davies, author of The Darwin Conspiracy: Origins of a Scientific Crime