From Jonathan Witt at Evolution News & Views:
If you’re driving along and notice that a bright philosopher has just mangled beyond recognition the argument of another bright philosopher, a tap on the brakes and a bit of careful rubbernecking is in order.
If you then notice that the one who has done the mangling is Darwinist Michael Ruse, and what he mangled is an argument by eminent philosopher Thomas Nagel against Darwinism, then it’s worth pulling over and taking an even closer look. More.
I remember Ruse from the days when he taught in Canada, a cheery old Darwinist (I once interviewed him) who – to his credit – never disguised his genial contempt for the rubes, boobs, hicks, and bubbas who think that Darwinism is not the compelling new approved view.
The theistic evolutionists have rarely been so honest. So I kind of miss him.
I doubt any theistic evolutionist would “get” Nagel’s argument. Prove me wrong. O’Leary for News
See also: Darwinian philosopher Michael Ruse on Darwin’s rottweiler Richard Dawkins
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