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Evolution Versus Creation: A Sibling Rivalry?

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In this paper, I argue that evolutionary thinking started as a secular response to the Christianity of the eighteenth century. While I agree that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was in essence scientific, I argue that Darwin’s supporters often wanted to continue to treat evolutionary thinking as a secular response to religious claims. This continues to the present, and I suggest that evolutionists should be aware of this fact and temper their thinking and behavior accordingly.

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Ruse, M. (2012). Evolution Versus Creation: A Sibling Rivalry?. In: Bergandi, D. (eds) The Structural Links between Ecology, Evolution and Ethics. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, vol 296. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5067-8_2

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