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Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas


This book examines the popular writings of the six scientists who have been the most influential in shaping perceptions of science, how it works, and how it relates to other fields of human endeavor, especially religion. Biologists Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Edward O. Wilson; and physicists Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Steven Weinberg, form a constellation of scientists who have become public intellectuals, influencing millions of people around the world. All six have made major and highly original contributions to science, and all six have stepped onto the public stage, artic ... More

Keywords: scientists, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Steven Weinberg, Edward O. Wilson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195310726
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl Giberson, author
Eastern Nazarene College
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Mariano Artigas, author
University of Navarre