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Creation versus evolution: What seems like a cultural crisis of our day, played out in courtrooms and classrooms across the county, is in fact part of a larger story reaching back through the centuries. The views of both evolutionists and creationists originated as inventions of the Enlightenment--two opposed but closely related responses to a loss of religious faith in the Western world.

In his latest book, Michael Ruse, a preeminent authority on Darwinian evolutionary thought and a leading participant in the ongoing debate, uncovers surprising similarities between evolutionist and creationist thinking. Exploring the underlying philosophical commitments of evolutionists, he reveals that those most hostile to religion are just as evangelical as their fundamentalist opponents. But more crucially, and reaching beyond the biblical issues at stake, he demonstrates that these two diametrically opposed ideologies have, since the Enlightenment, engaged in a struggle for the privilege of defining human origins, moral values, and the nature of reality.

Highlighting modern-day partisans as divergent as Richard Dawkins and Left Behind authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Ruse's bracing book takes on the assumptions of controversialists of every stripe and belief and offers to all a new and productive way of understanding this unifying, if often bitter, quest.

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In his latest book, Ruse uncovers surprising similarities between evolutionist and creationist thinking. Exploring the underlying philosophical commitments of evolutionists, he reveals that those most hostile to religion are just as evangelical as their fundamentalist opponents. But more crucially, and reaching beyond the biblical issues at stake, he demonstrates that these two diametrically opposed ideologies have, since the Enlightenment, engaged in a struggle for the privilege of defining human origins, moral values, and the nature of reality.

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2005 New York Magazine Best Academic Book

About the Author

Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, <>Florida State University. The author of many books, including The Philosophy of Biologyand Taking Darwin Seriously, he is also the founder and editor of the journal Biology and Philosophy. He has appeared on "Quirks and Quarks" and the Discovery Channel.

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Christianity and Its Discontents

2. From Progress to Evolution

3. Growth of a Pseudoscience

4. Charles Darwin

5. Failure of a Professional Science

6. Social Darwinism

7. Christian Responses

8. Fundamentalism

9. Population Genetics

10. Evolution Today

11. Nature as Promise

12. Earth's Last Days?

Conclusion

Notes

References and Reading

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674022553
Author:
Ruse, Michael
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Subject:
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Religion : Religion, Politics & State
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , In his latest book, Ruse uncovers surprising similarities between evolutionist and creationist thinking. Exploring the underlying philosophical commitments of evolutionists, he reveals that those most hostile to religion are just as evangelical as their fundamentalist opponents. But more crucially, and reaching beyond the biblical issues at stake, he demonstrates that these two diametrically opposed ideologies have, since the Enlightenment, engaged in a struggle for the privilege of defining human origins, moral values, and the nature of reality.
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