Michael Ruse

Michael Ruse

In particular, I argue that in both evolution and creation we have rival religious responses to a crisis of faith-rival stories of origins, rival judgments about he meaning of human life, rival sets of moral dictates, and above all what theologians call rival eschatologies-pictures of the future and of what lies ahead for humankind.More Michael Ruse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion - a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint - ...and Mr. Gish is but one of many to make it - the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution today.More Michael Ruse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We who cherish science should be careful to distinguish when we are doing science and when we are extrapolating from itMore Michael Ruse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.More Michael Ruse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Morality is a biological adaptation no less than are hands and feet and teeth . . . Considered as a rationally justifiable set of claims about an objective something, [ethics] is illusory. I appreciate that when somebody says, 'Love thy neighbor as thyself,' they think they are referring above and beyond themselves . . . Nevertheless, . . . such reference is truly without foundation. Morality is just an aid to survival and reproduction, and any deeper meaning is illusory . . .More Michael Ruse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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