Cultural Niche and Education

One of the things that interested me in the study of culture by use of evolutionary models, was the concept of “niche construction”. I still think this concept offers possibilities to imagine how education should be done. After having read both Richard Continue Reading …

Our Kinship With Nature

There are, I think, two possible interpretations of evolutionary history. The first, which I call the small one, sees evolutionary history as a gradual process of progress. Life started out very simple, but slowly gained in complexity. At one point Continue Reading …

Ratzinger Again . . . “The Creation of the Human Being”

Although I agree with the position that belief in creation and evolutionary theory do not exclude each other, and I also agree that the contingency of evolution by natural selection parallels certain aspects of creation belief, I must admit I Continue Reading …

The Evolution of Humans in a Few Seconds

A short overview of evolution. Two things make this worth viewing: (a) the attempt to give a non-linear view of evolution, showing different branches (within the limits of the format), (b) the non-patriarchal view, representing the human species not by Continue Reading …

Handy: checklist of common misconceptions about evolution in both popular media and school textbooks

This is an excellent paper, moreover, a much needed paper. Not only does it give a concise introduction to the main issues regarding the science of evolution, it also offers a balanced, non-conflictual perspective on the relation between science and Continue Reading …

John F. Haught on a Metaphysics of the Future

John Haught’s delightful book “God after Darwin: A Theology of Evolution” offers many ideas. Although I do not fully agree with all of them – I am a bit reluctant about the Whiteheadian threads in some of Haught’s proposals – I Continue Reading …

Six Books That Shaped My Research

  Tom Uytterhoeven One of the benefits of working at my faculty is that my office is located in – yes, as in physically part of – one of the largest theological libraries in the world. Reading has become a Continue Reading …

Science and Religion: Has the Conflict Model Won the Popularity Vote?

– Tom Uytterhoeven – This morning my wife posted a picture on my Facebook wall. It shows two Post It notes on a wall in a community center in a Belgian town. The center had organized a cultural activity for Continue Reading …

One Cartoon, Two Myths Busted: on Evolution and the Brain

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution The evolution of workers. It’s right brainer time! http://t.co/vchMnFSXyx Tom Uytterhoeven’s insight: There are many cartoons on evolution out there, most of them building on the same theme: a row of men(!) depicting some Continue Reading …

Good News For Religion: Publishers Resist Pressure to Undermine Evolution Coverage in Texas Science Textbooks

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution Our mission is to support scientific education and critical thinking to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering (Publishers Resist Pressure to Undermine #Evolution Coverage in Texas #Science #Textbooks – by Texas… Tom Uytterhoeven’s Continue Reading …