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Cambridge English Prose Texts includes volumes dedicated to monstrous decisions from non-fictional English prose of the past due 16th to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The sequence presents scholars, essentially notwithstanding now not completely these of English literature, with the possibility of studying major prose writers who, for quite a few purposes (not least their in general being unavailable in compatible versions) are hardly studied, yet whose impact on their instances was once very huge. This quantity comprises decisions from nineteenth-century writers all for the talk in regards to the relation of technology and faith. It centres at the Darwinian controversy, with extracts from The beginning Of Species and The Descent of guy, and from competitors and supporters of Darwin. This controversy is put within the wider context of the sooner debates on geology and evolution; the relation of technology to usual Theology; the influence of Biblical feedback at the interpretation of Genesis; and the professionalisation of technology by means of aggressively agnostic scientists.

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