Tag: Theodosius Dobzhansky

Hope and the Ultimate Synthesis<span class='secondary-title'>Lessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 3</span>
Religion and Science, Theology

Hope and the Ultimate SynthesisLessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 3

by Christopher Howell | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски In two previous posts, I covered the scientist Theodosius Dobzhansky’s scientific and political views. The third area I would like to focus on is religion, where we are on less stable ground. Dobzhansky’s views on religion were idiosyncratic and highly…

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The Camel and Needle<span class='secondary-title'>Lessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 2</span>
Religion and Science, Theology

The Camel and NeedleLessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 2

by Christopher Howell | български | ქართული | ελληνικά Read Part 1: Between Darwin and Dostoevsky Freedom mattered to Theodosius Dobzhansky. He was concerned to articulate a scientific worldview in which Darwin buttressed free will, and he felt it helped answer the problem of evil (offering an early version of the “free process defense” to…

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Between Darwin and Dostoevsky<span class='secondary-title'>Lessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 1</span>
Religion and Science, Theology

Between Darwin and DostoevskyLessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 1

When he was young and Russia was in the throes of revolution, Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) felt the “urgency of finding a meaning of life…in the bloody tumult.” But he was stuck between two poles that drew him equally: religion and science. He loved Darwin and he loved Dostoevsky. “The intellectual stimulation derived from the works…

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