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Embryogenesis in Myth and Science

January 2012
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    20th January 2012
  • ISBN 9780863156717
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.

Embryology evolved from the myths of early cultures with little knowledge about the details of conception and pregnancy to become the pinnacle of modern scientific knowledge. Thomas Weihs persuasively asserts that the latest scientific understanding of embryology could engender a new mythology and that, in fact, science and myth are complementary aspects of the study of new life.

Weihs explores the correspondence between the creation story in Genesis and other creation myths and human embryonic development and discusses how those intuitive, heartfelt values we associate with pregnancy and birth can be reconciled with contemporary scientific thinking.

Thomas Weihs

Thomas Weihs (1914-1983) studied medicine in Vienna and Basel before moving to Scotland to help found the Camphill Community for people with special needs.