Michael Ruse

Published Articles

Creationism must be rejected because it fails the epistemic tests - it is not consistent with physics and chemistry, it is not predictive, it is not consilient, and it is simplistic rather than simple.
You can separate out the context of discovery from the context of justification, but anyone who studies real science will see that it is deeply cultural impregnated.
I do not think evolution is simply secular religion. I think it is a wonderful theory, and I shall be telling you why. But unless we who love science are prepared to be as critical as are our enemies about our science, then in the end we are no better than they.

Michael Ruse, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy and Zoology at Florida State University.

The author of many books including Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction?, Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology, The Philosophy of Biology, and Taking Darwin Seriously. New publications forthcoming include Can a Darwinian be a Christian? The Relationship Between Science and Religion, The Evolution Wars, and Cloning (edited volume). He is also the founder and editor of the journal Biology & Philosophy, and editor of the "Cambridge University Press Series in the Philosophy of Biology" (8 volumes published and 10 more volumes contracted).

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