Adam's Ancestors

Adam's Ancestors

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He reveals how what began as biblical criticism became a theological apologetic to reconcile religion with sciencea€”evolution in particulara€”and was later used to support arguments for white supremacy and segregation. From heresy to orthodoxy, from radicalism to conservatism, from humanitarianism to racism, Adam's Ancestors tells an intriguing tale of twists and turns in the cultural politics surrounding the age-old question, qWhere did we come from?qFor example, a person who worked for a long time as a secretary would relate to a manual typewriter. ... who enjoyed church music might like to talk about the old pump-style church organ, or a homemaker, about the wringer-style washer or.

Title:Adam's Ancestors
Author:David N. Livingstone
Publisher:JHU Press - 2011-03-01


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