Listening to History, Science, and Evolution

I’ve not had a lot of time to write here recently. I have done a lot of driving and listened to some good lecture series about the history and philosophy of science, religion, and evolution, so this post is mostly about cataloguing and sharing.

I’ve been impressed again at just how unaware we are of our own modern worldview and assumptions, and the story of how we come to conceptualize the world as we do, post-Enlightenment, post-Scientific Revolution. Much of what we take for granted is neither universal nor obvious, and some things we think we know are wrong.

These are available through either The Great Courses (where you purchase them) or Audible (now owned by Amazon) where you access them via subscription (trial available). My understanding is that if you subscribe to Audible, you can stream whatever you’d like, but you also get to claim ownership of one series/month.

Given my interest in science, religion, and Genesis, I’d say two of the three are covered well. There are two series that cover Genesis, and they’re decent, but they don’t say what I would.

From an LDS perspective, BYU professor Stephen Peck‘s  Summerhays Lecture covers some good ground as well.

Happy listening.

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2 thoughts on “Listening to History, Science, and Evolution

  1. Religions of the Axial Age on The Great Courses was very insightful for me, especially the lectures on Zoroaster. I believe the ancient Hebrews gained a lot of their understanding, and truth, when they were exposed to Zoroaster’s teachings, through the Persian influence. Good old religious syncretism!


  2. Dr. Jordan Peterson has been doing a very interesting work through of Genesis on YouTube for about the last month. i highly recommend it.


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