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Evolution, Law of
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I. History of Science – II. Dogmatics – III. Ethics

I. History of Science

A fundamentally new understanding of human beings and nature from the end of the 16th century prepared the way for evolutionary thinking. In the new paradigm, which is regarded as one of the greatest scientific revolutions, a world without a final cause and which developed and changed ad infinitum was presumed. Since C.R. Darwin, the mechanism of evolution has been described as variation and natural selection. As …

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Kubon-Gilke, Gisela and Herms, Eilert, “Evolution, Law of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_08572>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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