SOURCE: Science & Theology News

December 01, 2005 08:00 ET

The Twilight of Atheism in December's Science & Theology News

QUINCY, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2005 -- Statistics show that though atheism has captured the hearts and minds of many Europeans, the number of believers around the world has actually grown in recent years. Our cover story explores the decline of atheism and discovers why more and more people want to believe.

Also in this issue:

POLKINGHORNE AND THE UNIVERSE

Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, the author of "Science and Providence," explains how God works both in science and in our daily lives.

HATRED, HUMANITY AND COMPASSION

Arizona State University's Steven Neuberg explains why humans have evolved to care as much about cooperation as about competition.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT MIXES ENVIRONMENT, BIOLOGY AND DOCTRINE

The Catholic Medical Association conference discussed how the connections between doctrine and biology create the whole person.

BEST SCIENCE-AND-RELIGION BOOKS OF 2005

Coupled with Science & Theology News staff, scholars across the field picked this year's best books in science and religion.

THIS MONTH AT STNEWS.ORG!

Our December issue will appear online starting Dec. 5. Web-only highlights include:

--  Dec. 5: An intelligent design package, including previous coverage of
    the intelligent design/evolution debate.
--  Dec. 13: A report from the Society of Neuroscience conference, where
    the Dalai Lama spoke on the need for cooperation between science and
    religion.
    
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