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Evolutionism - A General Definition "Evolutionism" means different things to different people. For example, there are theistic evolutionists and there are atheistic evolutionists. But the basic premise behind the evolutionary world-view is atheistic. Theistic evolutionists are those who have managed to reach a compromise between two very distinct world-views: creationism and evolutionism.
My Spiritual Journey by H.H. the Dalai Lama with Sofia Stril-rever My Spiritual Journey provides a vivid and moving portrait of the Dalai Lama’s life journey that is personal in tone but universal in scope. He explores three phases or commitments of his spiritual life — as a human being, as a Buddhist monk, and as the Dalai Lama — each of which has made him more dedicated to exploring and teaching human values and inner happiness, promoting harmony among all religions, and advocating for the civil rights and well-being of the Tibetan people.
Sam Harris (born 1967) is an American author, philosopher , public intellectual , and neuroscientist , as well as the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason . [ 1 ] He is the author of The End of Faith , which was published in 2004 and appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list for 33 weeks. The book also won the PEN /Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction in 2005. [ 2 ] In 2006, Harris published the book Letter to a Christian Nation , a response to criticism of The End of Faith . This work was followed by The Moral Landscape published in 2010, his long-form essay Lying in 2011 and the short book Free Will in 2012.
Clinton Richard Dawkins , FRS , FRSL (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist , evolutionary biologist [ 1 ] and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford , [ 2 ] and was the University of Oxford 's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. [ 3 ] Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene , which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme . In 1982, he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment, including the bodies of other organisms; this concept is presented in his book The Extended Phenotype . [ 4 ] Dawkins is an atheist , a vice president of the British Humanist Association , and a supporter of the Brights movement . [ 5 ] He is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design .
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British-American [ 7 ] [ 8 ] author and journalist whose career spanned more than four decades. [ 9 ] Hitchens, often referred to colloquially as "Hitch", [ 10 ] contributed to New Statesman , The Nation , The Atlantic , The London Review of Books , The Times Literary Supplement , Slate Magazine , Free Inquiry and Vanity Fair . He was an author of twelve books and five collections of essays, and concentrated on a range of subjects, including politics, literature and religion. A prominent staple of talk shows and lecture circuits, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure.
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