Green Space, Green Time: The Way of Science

Over the last few centuries, science has and usurped domains of knowledge that were once the province of religion for example, the movements of the heavens, the origin and diversity of life, even the inward world of human consciousness At the same time, however, both science and religion have always enforced strict boundaries Science can tell us how the worldOver the last few centuries, science has and usurped domains of knowledge that were once the province of religion for example, the movements of the heavens, the origin and diversity of life, even the inward world of human consciousness At the same time, however, both science and religion have always enforced strict boundaries Science can tell us how the world is, but it cannot instruct us about meaning or values In a provocative book that is sure to be controversial, Connie Barlow puts forth a compelling case for breaching this barrier in effect, for a reunification of knowledge and meaning Evolutionary biology tells us how we came to be rendered as the Epic of Evolution, it provides a powerful origin story appropriate for these times Conservation biology, ecology, and Gaia theory all reveal how we fit in with the natural world Barlow argues that they can not only inform our ethics but also expand our sense of meaning Barlow explores both established and new fields in the biological sciences to show how science intersects realms of meaning and value She describes how some of the leading scientists and philosophers of our day are working to reunite knowledge of the world with a sense of the sacred.
Green Space Green Time The Way of Science Over the last few centuries science has and usurped domains of knowledge that were once the province of religion for example the movements of the heavens the origin and diversity of life even the

  • Title: Green Space, Green Time: The Way of Science
  • Author: Connie Barlow
  • ISBN: 9780387947945
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Green Space, Green Time: The Way of Science”

    1. A really fantastic book about the concept integrating scientific knowledge and spirituality. About how science can contribute to and enrich our modern mythologies in significant and almost necessary ways. Good for anyone who is a Joseph Campbell fan.

    2. Connie Barlow has put together a work that attempts to give some form to the idea of religious-like view that is grounded in science and emphasizes the green perspective steeped in a many faceted evolutionary framework. The chapter organization provides a nice theme that you can wrap your head around. The pageant of life, diversity of life, ecological life in place (bioregions) and the planet as life (Gaia). Much of the work is conversational, personal, or in dialog form, which makes it an easy [...]

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