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Michael Ruse, FRSC (born 21 June 1940 in Birmingham, England) is a philosopher of science who specializes in the philosophy of biology and is well known for his work
Ruse currently teaches at Florida State University. He was born in England, took his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol (1962), his master's degree at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (1964), and Ph.D. at the University of Bristol (1970).
- on the relationship between science and religion
- the creation-evolution controversy
- the demarcation problem in science
He considers himself both an atheist and agnostic, but believes that "new atheism" is a disservice to science and loathes the term "Humanist."
Ruse was a key witness for the plaintiff in the 1981 test case (McLean v. Arkansas) of the state law permitting the teaching of "creation science" in the Arkansas school system. The federal judge ruled that the state law was unconstitutional.
Along with several other scholars, Ruse delivered the 2001 Gifford Lectures in Natural Theology at the University of Glasgow. His lectures on Evolutionary Naturalism, "A Darwinian Understanding of Epistemology" and "A Darwinian Understanding of Ethics," are collected in the edited volume The Nature and Limits of Human Understanding, (ed. Anthony Sanford, T & T Clark, 2003). Ruse founded the journal Biology and Philosophy and has published numerous books and articles.
Ruse debates regularly with William A. Dembski, a proponent of intelligent design.
Ruse takes the position that it is possible to reconcile the Christian faith with evolutionary theory.
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