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Toulmin asks whether religion-philosophy and science can be brought together on the question regarding the nature and meaning of life. This book is a collection of Toulmin’s writings on this topic. He spends most of his effort on critiquing the failure of various writers on evolutionary theory to bridge that gap and he argues that the particular writers he looks at (e.g., Koestler, Teilhard de Chardin, Monod, Jacob, Sagan, Bateson) have created their own mythology. Hence, the title of this book, ...more