March 20, 1926

Science and the Modern World. Lowell Lectures, 1925.

Author Affiliations

By Alfred North Whitehead, F.R.S., Sc.D., D.Sc., Fellow of Trinity College in the University of Cambridge. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 296. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925.

JAMA. 1926;86(12):895-896. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670380085043

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This is a study of the growth of modern thought, particularly with reference to the background of scientific progress, which has governed modern thought in the last two centuries. Special attention is given to the physical theories, such as molecular, quantum and relativity, which are explained in quite understandable language. The author's conception is that there is no warfare between science and religion, but that religion has been undergoing a series of defeats during the development of modern science, and modifying its conceptions accordingly. Thus the growth of knowledge will lead eventually to a religious view which will be able to bear the brunt of scientific investigation.

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