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Natural Reflections: Human Cognition at the Nexus of Science and Religion (The Terry Lectures Series) Hardcover – January 19, 2010
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Barbara Herrnstein Smith is Braxton Craven Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory at Duke University and Distinguished Professor of English at Brown University. She is the author of Belief and Resistance: Dynamics of Contemporary Intellectual Controversy and Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human.
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This is an academic book, not really written for a general audience. Sentence structure, logical concepts, and vocabulary are all at an advanced level. She packs a lot of ideas into a short book and after reading it, I felt as if I had read a book four times as long.
The principle manner in which Smith chooses to achieve concord is to illuminate the blind-spots in some of the most densely articulated scientific exegeses of the subject, and to point out the cognitive similarities on both sides the polemic divide. The result is a blast of cold water on the whole faith v. science debate. While the front lines may continue to rage (truth claims being what they are), Smith provides some relief for those who seek a calmer mind.