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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
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.
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.
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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