"Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life is a trailblazing advancement of the application of scientific values to traditionally metaphysical questions."
--Christopher Land and Todd Shackelford, Evolutionary Psychology
"This book deserves a place in every atheist's library."
--Dierk von Behrens, The Australian Humanist
"This important, well-written, incisive post-doctoral work addresses the consequences - for philosophy, religion, morals and ethics - of taking Darwin seriously."
"A disturbing and provocative book... refreshingly honest."
--Ian Boyne, The Gleaner.
"Steve Stewart-Williams explains how evolutionary thought challenges many deep-seated assumptions about God, morality, and human superiority and raises significant questions about such things as euthanasia, suicide, and the way we treat non-human animals. While it has become commonplace for many to equate Darwin's legacy with the stripping away of the moral and the good and to replace it with unpalatable 'Darwinist' alternatives that advocate a morality, nihilism, and a world where 'might makes right', Stewart-Williams carefully and entertainingly shows that, on the contrary, the world after Darwin remains meaningful, wondrous, and intrinsically moral."
--Stephen Hill, Massey University
"This is an important, accessible, and timely book for anyone wishing to understand the implications of evolutionary theory for standard views of human nature, morality and religion."
--Stephen Boulter, Oxford Brookes University
"....If you are a broad thinker, you will really enjoy Stewart-Williams' work...."
--David W. Boles, memeingful.com
"....Stewart-Williams leverages the "God of the gaps" argument in addressing the many models that have been put forth to explain evolutionary theory within the context of a universe directed on some level by supernatural forces.... Essential...."
--J.A. Hewlett, Finger Lakes Community College, CHOICE
"....This book is clearly written and vigorously argued. It covers a lot of ground.... This book would be fine for an introductory undergraduate course. The discussion is a bit more focused and systematic than recent New Atheist books...."
--Guy Kahane, University of Oxford, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"...terrific tome.... If you are interested in formulating a comprehensive and defensible worldview, one that accepts our scientific understanding of how life evolved, then this book provides a sound basis for your further deliberations and quests in a wide range of disciplines.... This book deserves a place in every atheist's library." "This important, well-written, incisive post-doctoral work addresses the consequences - for philosophy, religion, morals and ethics - of taking Darwin seriously. It is the kind of holistic treatise on Darwinian (r)evolution that its author has been seeking to read."
--Dierk von Behrens
"...Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life is a trailblazing advancement of the application of scientific values to traditionally metaphysical questions. Stewart-Williams presents his arguments clearly and concisely, making the book accessible, informative, and enjoyable. While certain to spark debate, this book is a valuable step in opening up the grand questions of life to the realm of scientific inquiry and reason."
--Christopher W. Land and Todd K. Shackelford, Oakland University, Evolutionary Psychology,
"Darwin, God, and the Meaning of Life is a welcome addition to the literature on belief and disbelief. It is clearly written and highly readable."
--George Lăzăroiu, PhD /IISHSS, New York, Review of Contemporary Philosophy
Is religion compatible with evolution? Is religious faith intellectually flawed? Steve Stewart-Williams addresses these and other fundamental questions raised by Darwin's theory of evolution. Drawing on philosophy, biology and the exciting new field of evolutionary psychology, he makes a strong case for a naturalistic, atheistic view of the universe.
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