Another Scientific Revolution: Astronomy, Biology, Cosmology, and Theology Converge
Beyond the Copernican revolution, another scientific revolution is now in process. Inspired by Sir Fred Hoyle and others, this contemporary extension of the Copernican revolution is replacing biology conceived as exclusively Earth science with biology conceived as including study of stellar evolution and cosmic evolution. Furthermore, astrobiology, panspermia, and cosmic biology (Hoyle and Wickramasinghe) are advancing in ways consistent with natural theology, especially with panentheism. Some of this was anticipated and advocated by Alfred North Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, and other philosophers of nature.
panspermia, astrobiology, stellar evolution, cosmic evolution, cosmic biology, panentheism
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Walker, Theodore, "Another Scientific Revolution: Now Yielding a 'Cosmic Biology' Consistent with Natural Theology" (2018). Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events. 12.
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