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The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and their Battle to Understand Human Conflict

Michael Ruse

Abstract

Darwinian evolutionary theory is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of science; yet it has been highly controversial since its first appearance in the Origin of Species in 1859. Well known is the opposition of so many Christians, an opposition that shows little sign of abating today. The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and Their Battle to Understand Human Conflict argues that the roots of the unease lie not simply (as many think) in a straight clash between science and religion, but more deeply in the fact that, while professional biologists are producing first-class science, Da ... More

Keywords: Darwinism, natural selection, evolutionary progress, killer apes, Christianity, original sin, war, the Bomb, pacifism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190867577
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190867577.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Ruse, author
Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science, Florida State University