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Friday, December 17, 2010

Darwinian atheist Michael Ruse a "practicing Anglican"?

You thought I was kidding, did you? Nope. A friend advises me that some reviewer or other baptized Darwinist Michael Ruse as a "practicing Anglican" (= Episcoplian):
New Biological Books History, Philosophy, And Ethics of Biology

Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science

By Michael Ruse. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. $30.00. viii + 264 p.; ill.; index. ISBN: 978-0-521-75594-8. 2010.

Elof Axel Carlson

Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

The author is a philosopher and ardent supporter of evolution by natural selection. He also is a practicing Anglican. His book is an exploration of the conflicts between a scientific worldview (one that excludes supernatural interpretations in matters concerning science) and a religious worldview (one that very much embraces faith, the supernatural, and the central tenets of his Anglican faith). ...
So is Ruse also among the prophets?

Well, Ruse apparently sent his kids to "Anglican tradition" schools when he taught in Canada. But in Canada, that's mainly a way of keeping them from hanging out with Crystal Meth at tax-supported OD High.

In fairness, it doesn't take much belief or effort these days to be a "practicing Anglican", but unless Ruse has a big announcement in store, I'm calling this as just another effort to baptize Darwinism, a la Theodosius Dobzhansky, to gain support among adherents of other religions.

I wonder if the airbrush error will make it onto the 'Net ...

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