Inside the Human Genome by John C. Avise

Inside the Human Genome
  • Title : Inside the Human Genome
  • Author : John C. Avise
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195393430
  • Pages : 222
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

How do you explain flaw in a world engineered by God? Avise extends this age-old question to the most basic aspect of humanity's physical evidence-- our genes-- and provides the evolutionary answers.


The World of Biology and Politics by Steven A. Peterson,Albert Somit

The World of Biology and Politics
  • Title : The World of Biology and Politics
  • Author : Steven A. Peterson,Albert Somit
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1781907293
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This volume describes (a) the present academic and institutional status of Biopolitics and (b) the wide range of research areas that have emerged within the field.


New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property by Annabelle Lever

New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property
  • Title : New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property
  • Author : Annabelle Lever
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139536427
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Are intellectual property rights a threat to autonomy, global justice, indigenous rights, access to lifesaving knowledge and medicines? The essays in this volume examine the justification of patents, copyrights and trademarks in light of the political and moral controversy over TRIPS (the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights). Written by a distinguished international group of experts, this book draws on the latest philosophical work on autonomy, equality, property ownership and human rights in order to explore the moral, political and economic implications of property rights in ideas. Written with an interdisciplinary audience in mind, these essays introduce readers to the latest debates in the philosophy of intellectual property, whether their interests are in the restrictions that copyright places on the reproduction of music and printed words or in the morality and legality of patenting human genes, essential medicines or traditional knowledge.


Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology by Francisco J. Ayala,John C. Avise

Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology
  • Title : Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology
  • Author : Francisco J. Ayala,John C. Avise
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421413051
  • Pages : 547
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work.


The Selfish Gene by Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS

The Selfish Gene
  • Title : The Selfish Gene
  • Author : Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780192860927
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit


Science, Evolution, and Creationism by Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Sciences,Committee on Revising Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences

Science, Evolution, and Creationism
  • Title : Science, Evolution, and Creationism
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Sciences,Committee on Revising Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309105866
  • Pages : 88
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although evolution provides credible and reliable answers, polls show that many people turn away from science, seeking other explanations with which they are more comfortable. In the book Science, Evolution, and Creationism, a group of experts assembled by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine explain the fundamental methods of science, document the overwhelming evidence in support of biological evolution, and evaluate the alternative perspectives offered by advocates of various kinds of creationism, including "intelligent design." The book explores the many fascinating inquiries being pursued that put the science of evolution to work in preventing and treating human disease, developing new agricultural products, and fostering industrial innovations. The book also presents the scientific and legal reasons for not teaching creationist ideas in public school science classes. Mindful of school board battles and recent court decisions, Science, Evolution, and Creationism shows that science and religion should be viewed as different ways of understanding the world rather than as frameworks that are in conflict with each other and that the evidence for evolution can be fully compatible with religious faith. For educators, students, teachers, community leaders, legislators, policy makers, and parents who seek to understand the basis of evolutionary science, this publication will be an essential resource.


Science and Creationism by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Science and Creationism
  • Title : Science and Creationism
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309064064
  • Pages : 35
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This edition of Science and Creationism summarizes key aspects of several of the most important lines of evidence supporting evolution. It describes some of the positions taken by advocates of creation science and presents an analysis of these claims. This document lays out for a broader audience the case against presenting religious concepts in science classes. The document covers the origin of the universe, Earth, and life; evidence supporting biological evolution; and human evolution. (Contains 31 references.) (CCM)


Intelligent Design by William A. Dembski

Intelligent Design
  • Title : Intelligent Design
  • Author : William A. Dembski
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780830823147
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

In this book William A. Dembski brilliantly argues that intelligent design provides a crucial link between science and theology. This is a pivotal work from a thinker whom Phillip Johnson calls "one of the most important of the `design' theorists."


The Tinkerer's Accomplice by J. Scott Turner

The Tinkerer's Accomplice
  • Title : The Tinkerer's Accomplice
  • Author : J. Scott Turner
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674044487
  • Pages : 294
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Physiologist Scott Turner argues eloquently that the apparent design we see in the living world only makes sense when we add to Darwin's towering achievement the dimension that much modern molecular biology has left on the gene-splicing floor: the dynamic interaction between living organisms and their environment. Only when we add environmental physiology to natural selection can we begin to understand the beautiful fit between the form life takes and the way life works.


Mapping Out the Research-policy Matrix by Germán Solinís,Nicolas Baya-Laffite

Mapping Out the Research-policy Matrix
  • Title : Mapping Out the Research-policy Matrix
  • Author : Germán Solinís,Nicolas Baya-Laffite
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231041762
  • Pages : 245
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Social science research provides not only abstract, conceptual knowledge about society but also concrete, instrumental knowledge. It enables us to take action to recompose the world we live in. However, this book rejects narrow and simplistic conceptions of research use and its impact on policy-making, to embrace a more complex approach to seeing and dealing with social science. In the paradigm of "evidence-based policy", "evidence" is understood in its broad sense as information that helps form policies. Nonetheless, within current practices and discourse, it is not clear what "information" is, what is really meant by "evidence", and how it can be obtained objectively. The book draws on papers presented at the International Forum on the Social Science-Policy Nexus, where experts examined current practices and problems in areas such as social policy, migration, urban policies and globalisation. The Forum set a precedent in terms of dialogue between researchers and policy-makers. The authors contribute to enriching and elucidating the most common conceptualisations of the research-policy nexus. They represent a rich diversity of views, although most agree that an effective strategy to enhance social science-policy linkages should be underpinned by a theoretical and methodological framework that takes into account the interplay of different social actors.


Hermaphroditism by John Avise

Hermaphroditism
  • Title : Hermaphroditism
  • Author : John Avise
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231153864
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book maps the evolutionary origins of hermaphroditism, as well as its historical instances and fictional representations, underscoring the relevance of dual sexuality to our biological, intellectual, and cultural making. the author describes the genetics, ecology, phylogeny, and natural history of hermaphroditic plants, fish and invertebrate animals and details organisms that either reproduce simultaneously as male and female or switch routinely between one sex and the other.


Comprehensive Anatomy of Motor Functions by Pierre Rabischong

Comprehensive Anatomy of Motor Functions
  • Title : Comprehensive Anatomy of Motor Functions
  • Author : Pierre Rabischong
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 331904169X
  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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The comprehensive approach to anatomy is a new attempt to understand the organization of anatomical structures instead of only memorizing details, which is both time-consuming and prone to error. The basic principle is that man did not design man, a truth which presents the solution and not the problem. This kind of approach requires first observing a function and identifying, in engineering terms, the technical problems that need to be solved in order to achieve that function. In a second step the anatomical solution is examined in terms of validation and should always be an intelligent solution that puts the characteristics of specific living tissues to optimal use. Anatomy is obviously the mandatory basis of all types of medical practice. For centuries, its rigorous methodology has relied on dissection, which is the only means to precisely identify the morphology of organs and for surgeons to learn how to directly and safely reach the structures they need to operate on. Accordingly, this book includes illustrations of many dissections and anatomical sections in order to provide a realistic view of the complex organization of the human body. This book addresses the needs of a broad range of medical and paramedical practitioners interested in movements and their disorders: MDs and surgeons of all specialties, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, X-ray manipulators, osteopathic specialists, etc. Its goal is to demonstrate the amazing intelligence and complexity of human motor functions and to better grasp the how and why of their construction.


Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences by National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats

Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences
  • Title : Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309164757
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Biomedical advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways--leading to improvements in public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of Life Sciences examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify, and mitigate these dangers.


Human decisions by Netexplo (France)

Human decisions
  • Title : Human decisions
  • Author : Netexplo (France)
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231002635
  • Pages : 138
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Interoperability and retrieval by Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi

Interoperability and retrieval
  • Title : Interoperability and retrieval
  • Author : Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231000772
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights by N.A

Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights
  • Title : Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231042025
  • Pages : 143
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Title : Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309142393
  • Pages : 348
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  • Language : English
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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.


Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence by N.A

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • ISBN Code : 1599048493
  • Pages : 1640
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

"This book is a comprehensive and in-depth reference to the most recent developments in the field covering theoretical developments, techniques, technologies, among others"--Provided by publisher.


Scientific Research in Education by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Scientific Principles for Education Research

Scientific Research in Education
  • Title : Scientific Research in Education
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Scientific Principles for Education Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309133098
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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Researchers, historians, and philosophers of science have debated the nature of scientific research in education for more than 100 years. Recent enthusiasm for "evidence-based" policy and practice in educationâ€"now codified in the federal law that authorizes the bulk of elementary and secondary education programsâ€"have brought a new sense of urgency to understanding the ways in which the basic tenets of science manifest in the study of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scientific Research in Education describes the similarities and differences between scientific inquiry in education and scientific inquiry in other fields and disciplines and provides a number of examples to illustrate these ideas. Its main argument is that all scientific endeavors share a common set of principles, and that each fieldâ€"including education researchâ€"develops a specialization that accounts for the particulars of what is being studied. The book also provides suggestions for how the federal government can best support high-quality scientific research in education.


Modern Prometheus by Jim Kozubek

Modern Prometheus
  • Title : Modern Prometheus
  • Author : Jim Kozubek
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108454623
  • Pages : 478
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book tells the dramatic story of Crispr and the potential impact of this gene-editing technology.


Of Pandas and People by P. William Davis,Dean H. Kenyon,Charles B. Thaxton

Of Pandas and People
  • Title : Of Pandas and People
  • Author : P. William Davis,Dean H. Kenyon,Charles B. Thaxton
  • Publisher : Foundation for Thought and Ethic
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 170
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Is a controversial work. Gives the pros and cons of both the biological-evolution theory and the intelligent-design concept.


In the Light of Evolution by National Academy of Sciences

In the Light of Evolution
  • Title : In the Light of Evolution
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309444225
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Biodiversity-the genetic variety of life-is an exuberant product of the evolutionary past, a vast human-supportive resource (aesthetic, intellectual, and material) of the present, and a rich legacy to cherish and preserve for the future. Two urgent challenges, and opportunities, for 21st-century science are to gain deeper insights into the evolutionary processes that foster biotic diversity, and to translate that understanding into workable solutions for the regional and global crises that biodiversity currently faces. A grasp of evolutionary principles and processes is important in other societal arenas as well, such as education, medicine, sociology, and other applied fields including agriculture, pharmacology, and biotechnology. The ramifications of evolutionary thought also extend into learned realms traditionally reserved for philosophy and religion. The central goal of the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through state-of-the-art colloquia-in the series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences-and their published proceedings. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. This tenth and final edition of the In the Light of Evolution series focuses on recent developments in phylogeographic research and their relevance to past accomplishments and future research directions.


The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel

The Case for a Creator
  • Title : The Case for a Creator
  • Author : Lee Strobel
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • ISBN Code : 0310241448
  • Pages : 341
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  • Language : English
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'My road to atheism was paved by science . . . But, ironically, so was my later journey to God.' ---Lee Strobel During his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevant---or so Strobel thought. But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason. Has science discovered God? At the very least, it's giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he reexamines the theories that once led him away from God. Through his compelling and highly readable account, you'll encounter the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, cellular biology, DNA research, astronomy, physics, and human consciousness that present astonishing evidence in The Case for a Creator. Also available in mass market and audio CD editions.


Assessing Genetic Risks by Institute of Medicine,Committee on Assessing Genetic Risks

Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Title : Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309047986
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Raising hopes for disease treatment and prevention, but also the specter of discrimination and "designer genes," genetic testing is potentially one of the most socially explosive developments of our time. This book presents a current assessment of this rapidly evolving field, offering principles for actions and research and recommendations on key issues in genetic testing and screening. Advantages of early genetic knowledge are balanced with issues associated with such knowledge: availability of treatment, privacy and discrimination, personal decisionmaking, public health objectives, cost, and more. Among the important issues covered: Quality control in genetic testing. Appropriate roles for public agencies, private health practitioners, and laboratories. Value-neutral education and counseling for persons considering testing. Use of test results in insurance, employment, and other settings.


The Philosopher's Index by N.A

The Philosopher's Index
  • Title : The Philosopher's Index
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.


PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments by OECD

PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments
  • Title : PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264050817
  • Pages : 318
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book presents all the publicly available questions from the PISA surveys. Some of these questions were used in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys and others were used in developing and trying out the assessment.


Exploring Faith and Reason by Bruce Glass

Exploring Faith and Reason
  • Title : Exploring Faith and Reason
  • Author : Bruce Glass
  • Publisher : Dbg Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780578110479
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Have you ever wondered if it is possible to be a conservative evangelical Christian and also believe in biological evolution-believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and that human beings share a common ancestor with not only chimpanzees, but also with mice and even earthworms? In Exploring Faith and Reason, you will find that it is not only possible, it is an essential element of how many Christians come to more fully appreciate the complexity and the great glory of God's creation. Of course many people-Christians and non-Christians alike-think that Christianity and evolution are opposing concepts. They perceive several specific points of conflict between them. Bruce Glass addresses each of these concerns by citing Scripture and the world's most respected theologians and by the application of reason. Revealed is a deeper and richer understanding of Biblical Scripture and its history. But most importantly, readers will gain a greater appreciation of the power and the capabilities of a living God that transcends space and time, as this insight is united with the findings of science. Kirkus Reviews described Exploring Faith and Reason this way: "Smart, well-informed... lucid, engaging... Glass delivers a superb exposition of Darwinian theory and a meticulous, sharply reasoned discussion of the evidence that supports it. His logic is impeccable when he insists that evolutionary theory does not rule out the existence of God." Tremper Longman III, Ph.D., Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College said, "As a non-scientist, I found that Exploring Faith and Reason presents an accessible, fascinating, and compelling presentation of evolution. As a biblical scholar, I appreciate Glass' grasp of theological issues and the biblical text. His conclusion that evolution and Christianity are compatible is a crucial message for the church today." Peter Enns, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Studies at Eastern University said, "Glass has provided a thorough look at the evidence and the processes of evolution, along side a compelling case for its compatibility with Christianity. His theological analysis is very sound as he addresses several of the commonly perceived points of tension between the Christian faith and evolution. For a thorough understanding of these issues, this book is among the very best resources available." Reverend Jordan Ogden, Lead Pastor at Antioch Community Church in Dallas, said: "Mr. Glass tackles a historically controversial topic with finesse. Wherever one may be on the issue of evolution, Glass' superb scholarship and unbiased commentary on issues of faith does not disappoint." Reverend Dr. Kristin Huffman, Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, said: "Bruce Glass has provided a thought provoking look at the most significant theological issues arising from the advent of evolutionary science. Whatever their conclusions, readers will find Mr. Glass' treatment a welcome reminder of the richness and depth of God's Word, as well as a fresh perspective on God's glorious creation." ForeWord Clarion Reviews described it as, "Well written, thoroughly researched, and honestly fair... The book's thorough and eminently readable scientific explanations provide general science readers with a lucid understanding of this complex subject." Reverend Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, endorsed by six Nobel Prize-winning scientists and by religious leaders across the spectrum, said that, "In Exploring Faith and Reason. Bruce Glass has emerged as a fresh voice for the reconciliation of head and heart. Couched in the language and theology of conservative evangelical Christianity, Mr. Glass' book provides a welcomed bridge between an evidential worldview and traditional Christian conviction. Believers and non-believers alike will find much of value in these pages."


World Science Report 1998 by Howard Moore,Unesco

World Science Report 1998
  • Title : World Science Report 1998
  • Author : Howard Moore,Unesco
  • Publisher : United Nations Educational
  • ISBN Code : 9789231034466
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This year's edition of the World Science Report examines the role played by science in resolving the major issues facing human society, such as food security, water resources and disease.


The Innovator's DNA by Jeff Dyer,Hal Gregersen,Clayton M. Christensen

The Innovator's DNA
  • Title : The Innovator's DNA
  • Author : Jeff Dyer,Hal Gregersen,Clayton M. Christensen
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 142214271X
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group—the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company’s stock price—an innovation premium—which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.


The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition by Richard Dawkins

The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Title : The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1784161934
  • Pages : 496
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.


Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations by Mary Elizabeth Stonaker

Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations
  • Title : Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations
  • Author : Mary Elizabeth Stonaker
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1437900631
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This manual will ensure that the management of massive fatalities forms part of disaster preparedness and response plans, and that it is a fundamental aspect of humanitarian assistance to survivors and rehabilitation and reconstruction programs. The manual provides the technical information that will support the correct approach to handling dead bodies. Contents: Preparedness for mass deaths; Medicolegal work in major disasters; Health considerations in cases of mass fatalities; Sociocultural aspects; Psychological aspects; Legal aspects; Cases studies; Final recommendations; Myths and realities of management of dead bodies in disasters; and Glossary. Illustrations.


The Evolution of Beauty by Richard O. Prum

The Evolution of Beauty
  • Title : The Evolution of Beauty
  • Author : Richard O. Prum
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • ISBN Code : 9780385537216
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences--what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"--create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? Yale University ornithologist Richard Prum--reviving Darwin's own views--thinks not. Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In thirty years of fieldwork, Prum has seen numerous display traits that seem disconnected from, if not outright contrary to, selection for individual survival. To explain this, he dusts off Darwin's long-neglected theory of sexual selection in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons--for the mere pleasure of it--is an independent engine of evolutionary change. Mate choice can drive ornamental traits from the constraints of adaptive evolution, allowing them to grow ever more elaborate. It also sets the stakes for sexual conflict, in which the sexual autonomy of the female evolves in response to male sexual control. Most crucially, this framework provides important insights into the evolution of human sexuality, particularly the ways in which female preferences have changed male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.


The Catholic World Report by N.A

The Catholic World Report
  • Title : The Catholic World Report
  • Author : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe

Darwin's Black Box
  • Title : Darwin's Black Box
  • Author : Michael J. Behe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9780684827544
  • Pages : 307
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Questioning how evolution can explain the complex chemical processes scientists are finding in humans using new technology, a unique argument for creation by either God or another higher intelligence emerges to contradict currently accepted theories. 20,000 first printing.


Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Frontiers at the Interface of Computing and Biology

Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology
  • Title : Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Frontiers at the Interface of Computing and Biology
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 030909612X
  • Pages : 468
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  • Language : English
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Advances in computer science and technology and in biology over the last several years have opened up the possibility for computing to help answer fundamental questions in biology and for biology to help with new approaches to computing. Making the most of the research opportunities at the interface of computing and biology requires the active participation of people from both fields. While past attempts have been made in this direction, circumstances today appear to be much more favorable for progress. To help take advantage of these opportunities, this study was requested of the NRC by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy. The report provides the basis for establishing cross-disciplinary collaboration between biology and computing including an analysis of potential impediments and strategies for overcoming them. The report also presents a wealth of examples that should encourage students in the biological sciences to look for ways to enable them to be more effective users of computing in their studies.


Al Jumuʻah by N.A

Al Jumuʻah
  • Title : Al Jumuʻah
  • Author : N.A
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Blueprint by Robert Plomin

Blueprint
  • Title : Blueprint
  • Author : Robert Plomin
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262537982
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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A top behavioral geneticist makes the case that DNA inherited from our parents at the moment of conception can predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses. In Blueprint, behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin describes how the DNA revolution has made DNA personal by giving us the power to predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses from birth. A century of genetic research shows that DNA differences inherited from our parents are the consistent lifelong sources of our psychological individuality—the blueprint that makes us who we are. Plomin reports that genetics explains more about the psychological differences among people than all other factors combined. Nature, not nurture, is what makes us who we are. Plomin explores the implications of these findings, drawing some provocative conclusions—among them that parenting styles don't really affect children's outcomes once genetics is taken into effect. This book offers readers a unique insider's view of the exciting synergies that came from combining genetics and psychology. The paperback edition has a new afterword by the author.


Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts

Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Title : Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Author : Bruce Alberts
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  • ISBN Code : 9780815332183
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The Tangled Tree by David Quammen

The Tangled Tree
  • Title : The Tangled Tree
  • Author : David Quammen
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476776636
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” (The New York Times), David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of evolution and life’s history. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field—the study of life’s diversity and relatedness at the molecular level—is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. It turns out that HGT has been widespread and important; we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived sideways by viral infection—a type of HGT. In The Tangled Tree, “the grandest tale in biology….David Quammen presents the science—and the scientists involved—with patience, candor, and flair” (Nature). We learn about the major players, such as Carl Woese, the most important little-known biologist of the twentieth century; Lynn Margulis, the notorious maverick whose wild ideas about “mosaic” creatures proved to be true; and Tsutomu Wantanabe, who discovered that the scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a direct result of horizontal gene transfer, bringing the deep study of genome histories to bear on a global crisis in public health. “David Quammen proves to be an immensely well-informed guide to a complex story” (The Wall Street Journal). In The Tangled Tree, he explains how molecular studies of evolution have brought startling recognitions about the tangled tree of life—including where we humans fit upon it. Thanks to new technologies, we now have the ability to alter even our genetic composition—through sideways insertions, as nature has long been doing. “The Tangled Tree is a source of wonder….Quammen has written a deep and daring intellectual adventure” (The Boston Globe).


Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell by Thomas Y. Lo,Paul K. Chien,Eric H. Anderson

Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell
  • Title : Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell
  • Author : Thomas Y. Lo,Paul K. Chien,Eric H. Anderson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781936599813
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Are life and the universe a mindless accident--the blind outworking of laws governing cosmic, chemical, and biological evolution? That's the official story many of us were taught somewhere along the way. But what does the science actually say? Drawing on recent discoveries in astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, biology, and paleontology, Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell shows how the latest scientific evidence suggests a very different story.