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HEARTS AND MINDS. Evolution is so embattled, Michael Ruse argues, because Darwinians have historically tried to compete with religion. Above: The Anti-Evolution League holds a book sale in Dayton, Tenn., during the Scopes ''Monkey'' Trial, in July 1925.
HEARTS AND MINDS. Evolution is so embattled, Michael Ruse argues, because Darwinians have historically tried to compete with religion. Above: The Anti-Evolution League holds a book sale in Dayton, Tenn., during the Scopes ''Monkey'' Trial, in July 1925. (Photo / Bettmann / Corbis) Photo / Bettmann / Corbis

Evolutionary war

In the ongoing struggle between evolution and creationism, says philosopher of science Michael Ruse, Darwinians may be their own worst enemy

By Peter Dizikes
May 1, 2005

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CREATIONISM IS ON the march in America. In states from Alabama to Pennsylvania, supporters are attempting to restrict the teaching of evolution - and introduce their current favorite theory, Intelligent Design, into the classroom. Darwinian evolution, they say, cannot account for the complexity of life, which can only be explained with reference to some kind of creator. And such efforts ... (Full article: 1946 words)

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