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    Waking up from transhumanist dreams: reframing cancer in an evolving universe.Geoffrey Woollard - 2019 - Scientia et Fides 7 (2):139-164.
    Technological dystopias incarnate transhumanist dreams of a this-worldly blissful immortality. Underlying these and others is a globalized technocratic paradigm, the loss of an overarching cosmic world view, rise in consumerism, a gnostic repudiation of the body, and a neo-pelagian aspiration to individualistic self-sufficiency. One response to these transhumanist dreams is to remind ourselves of how nature actually works, its origins, constrains, and future. Our relationship with nature spills over to how we feel standing face-to-face with pain and suffering. In this (...)
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    Review of Naturaleza Creativa. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Woollard & John G. Brungardt - 2019 - Scientia et Fides 7 (1):247-267.
    The short monograph Creative Nature is a welcome contribution to the philosophy of nature that arose from interdisciplinary conversations between authors who are both up-to-date in the scientific literature and deeply grounded in the western intellectual tradition. The authors draw from modern physics, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, developmental biology and ecology to argue that nature is creative in the sense that an “open future” of our evolving world lies ahead. In this review essay, divided into three parts, we offer a chapter-by-chapter (...)
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    Review of Creative Nature. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Woollard & John G. Brungardt - 2020 - Scientia et Fides 8 (1):245-266.
    The short monograph Creative Nature is a welcome contribution to the philosophy of nature that arose from interdisciplinary conversations between authors who are both up-to-date in the scientific literature and deeply grounded in the western intellectual tradition. In this second part of our review essay, we offer three themes for further reflection: seeing the whole: synergy between philosophy of nature and empirical studies, boundary questions: philosophy of nature as a mediator of dialogue between science and religion, and whether the book (...)
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    Review of Creative Nature. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Woollard - 2020 - Scientia et Fides 8 (2):403-421.
    The short monograph Creative Nature (Francisco Javier Novo, Rubén Pereda, and Javier Sánchez-Cañizares. 2018. Naturaleza Creativa. Madrid: Rialp. ISBN: 978-84-321-4916-0. 196 pp. Paperback, €14.25) is a welcome contribution to the philosophy of nature that arose from interdisciplinary conversations between authors who are both up-to-date in the scientific literature and deeply grounded in the Western intellectual tradition. In this third and final part of the review essay, I take Creative Nature as a point of departure and develop a theological synthesis of (...)
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    Review of the Autobiography of Josef Svoboda, Canadian Arctic Climate Scientist. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Woollard - 2018 - Scientia et Fides 6 (2):201-210.
    In Wine from Raisins, Josef Svoboda, a Canadian arctic climate scientist, tells the story of his own life that encompassed 20th-century history and winds up facing the most important questions of the 21st century - questions about what we have learned from nature, what we have done to our environment and who we will become as we drift away from the natural world toward one immersed in our own technological creations. Readers of Wine from Raisins will glimpse the world through (...)
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