Humanities
Argument Analysis for "Letter to a Southern Baptist Minister" by Edward O. Wilson.

Northern Virginia Community College

Question Description

1, Wilson claims to be a "secular humanist" (para. 3). How would you define that term? Are you a secular humanist? Why, or why not?

2. What does Wilson mean by "metaphysics" (para.6)? Which if any of his views qualify as metaphysical?

3. Wilson obviouly seeks to present his views in a fashion that makes them as palatable as possible. Do you think he succeeds in this endeavor? Write an essay of 300 words arguing for or against his achievement in this regard.

4. I want you to write the Thesis Statement/ Introductory paragraph, summary and conculssion because I have to write about this letter in class. No plagiarism link below

https://www.conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/books...

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: LETTER TO A SOUTHERN BAPTIST MINISTER

Letter to a Southern Baptist Minister
Name
Institution affiliated
Date

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LETTER TO A SOUTHERN BAPTIST MINISTER

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Introduction
Science and religion have always conflicted. On the one hand, science proposes that
human beings and all life forms evolved from inferior forms to the current beings. On the other
hand, religion insists on the existence of a supernatural being who is responsible for the creation
and maintaining of all life forms in the universe. Whichever side one is supporting, one thing is
clear: the world is under threat, and it requires a unified input of all its inhabitants. In a letter
addressed to a Southern Baptist Minister, Edward O. Wilson skillfully uses the ideas of secular
humanism and metaphysics to convince his recipient that despite the differences between science
and religion, we can all agree on how to save the planet from the current challenges.
Secular humanism
Secular humanism is a school of thought that rejects religious dogma pseudoscience,
superstition, and supernaturalism as the determinants of decision making and moralit...

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