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” (= Episcopalian):
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 …
Also just up at The Post-Darwinist:
Alfred Russel Wallace comes in for some long overdue recognition
Darwin and racism: Did Darwin change his mind?
Neanderthals are people too, it turns out
It’s been a while since I have heard from the Sky Is Falling! department
Tsk tsk, design language: Watch out for those lawyers