Evolution and Religion: A Dialogue

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008 - Religion - 136 pages
One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, Michael Ruse, a leading expert on Charles Darwin, presents a fictional dialogue among characters with sharply contrasting positions regarding the tensions between science and religious belief. Ruse's main characters--an atheist scientist, a skeptical historian and philosopher of science, a relatively liberal female Episcopalian priest, and a Southern Baptist pastor who denies evolution--passionately argue about pressing issues, in a context framed within a television show: "Science versus God-- Who is Winning?" These characters represent the different positions concerning science and religion often held today: evolution versus creation, the implications of Christian beliefs upon technological advances in medicine, and the everlasting debate over free will.

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Program One Options
1
Program Two Origins
27
Program Three Problems
53
Program Four Histories
77
Program Five Humans
103
Endnotes
129
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Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science at Florida State University. Ruse has received two honorary doctorates, is a fellow in the Royal Society of Canada, and is a recipient of the John Templeton Book Prize. He is the author of over 25 books, with many on Charles Darwin and related themes, including the widely reviewed Taking Darwin Seriously.

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