Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
            
  Top » Catalog » Books » Religion » Religion and Ethics Chapters » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
  
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Education
$175.50
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to The Everlasting Conflict: Evolution-and-Science versus Religiosity (pp. 73-98)
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
The Everlasting Conflict: Evolution-and-Science versus Religiosity (pp. 73-98) $0.00
Authors:  (Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C, Avelina Espinosa, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA, and others)
Abstract:
In this chapter, we examine theoretically and quantitatively the relationship science-and-evolution awareness versus religiosity. For this, we use a Cartesian landscape where the dependent variable acceptance of evolution is plotted as function of three factors: religiosity or an individual’s personal belief-convictions, level of understanding the essence of science, and familiarity with the concept of evolution. We contrast acceptance of evolution among five United States (US) and international populations, including: university professors in various disciplines, an equally highly trained group of specialized protisto-biologists, atheists, educators of prospective teachers, and college students (Grand Total N = 1,665 participants in scientific online polling). We discuss evidence in support of the hypothesis that the controversy over evolution-and-science versus religiosity is inherent to the incompatibility between scientific rationalism/empiricism and the belief in supernatural causation. We report that the levels of understanding of science and evolution by the faculty, protisto-biologists, educators, and students decreased with increasing religiosity (= negative association of variables), and that the levels of understanding evolution increased with increasing understanding of science (= positive association of variables). Interestingly, the atheists, who had wide range of educational attainment and zero religiosity, had comparable levels of understanding the foundations of science and evolution to the highly educated faculty and protisto-biologists. The educators and students were the least knowledgeable about science/evolution and the most religious. After comparing our findings with the patterns of acceptance of evolution in the US and the world –and in the context of religiosity— we conclude that if science and religion co-persist in the future, the relationship between them will fluctuate between moderate and intense antagonism. 


Available Options:
Version:

  Open Access item.
  Click below PDF icon for free download.

  

This is an Open Access item. Click above PDF icon for free download.
Special Focus Titles
01.Laryngeal Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment
02.Breast Surgery: Indications and Techniques
03.Cursed? Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation
04.The Uses of Cocoa and Cupuaçu Byproducts in Industry, Health, and Gastronomy
05.Agriculture, Food, and Food Security: Some Contemporary Global Issues
06.Fungicides: Perspectives, Resistance Management and Risk Assessment
07.Current Developments in Alexithymia - A Cognitive and Affective Deficit
08.Political Concerns and Literary Topoi in French Grand Opera
09.Abdul Aziz Said: The Mualim, The Inspiration
10.Teachers and Teaching: Global Practices, Challenges, and Prospects
11.A Comprehensive Investigation on Executive-Employee Pay Gap of Chinese Enterprises: Antecedents and Consequences
12.American Alligators: Habitats, Behaviors, and Threats

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2018

The Everlasting Conflict: Evolution-and-Science versus Religiosity (pp. 73-98)