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The Evolution-Creation Struggle

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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 t ...more
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published May 31st 2005 by Harvard University Press
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Rick Edwards
Ruse is the Werkmeister professor of philosophy at Florida State, and has written previously on the subject, e.g. Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose? and Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction? He thoroughly explores the cultural crisis in America regarding evolution. In this book examines similarities between evolutionist and creationist thinking — both of which have a strong evangelistic tendency! Chapter titles include Christianity and Its Discontents, Growth o ...more
Skeptigirl
I came across this book by pure chance when my husband was working at a used book store. This book was judged to be monetarily worthless to them so I got to keep it. I thought it was an incredible balanced look at the struggle, not the merits of creationism or evolutionary theory but the history of their struggle. The writer is a philosopher. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the history of the debate.
Zachariah
Excellent. A must read for anyone who has given any thought or participated at all in the evolution/creation debate.

Though Ruse is an atheist and evolutionist, he is not at all dogmatic and bemoans the atheists that are (e.g. Dawkins); he has been involved in this discussion for a long time and is well qualified to talk about it, being fair and thorough with both sides.
C-tim
An excellent summary of evolutionary science, evolutionism and creationism placed in the general religious climate of the nineteenth century to the present.
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