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Mivart i granice ewolucji
Mivart and Limits of Evolution

Author(s): Justyna Kroczak
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Instytut Filozofii, Uniwersytet Zielonogórski
Keywords: evolution; natural selection; soul; mind; catholic Church

Summary/Abstract: Author presents a profile of nineteenth-century British scientist George J. Mivart. She reviews his attitude towards Darwin’s theory of evolution. Although he was an evolutionist, he rejected mechanism of natural selection and presumed that there is an impassable boundary between human being and animals. In his opinion, human being is an extraordinary entity whose soul and mind were supernaturally created. Author also presents reactions of contemporary scientists and Roman Catholic Church to Mivart’s views.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 04+05
  • Page Range: 205-216
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish