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Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 1

Accommodationist and Proud of It

In the series, Michael Ruse focuses on his involvement in the science-and-faith controversy, introducing himself as “accommodationist and proud of it”. Ruse’s posts give a personal account of his experiences as an author and public speaker on the compatibility of Christianity and biological evolution.
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 1

Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 1

I have been called many things in my time, but I truly believe that “clueless gobshite” is a first. In a way, I am almost proud of this. After all, if you are in your seventieth year and someone feels so strongly about your ideas that they refer to you in this way, then you must be doing something right.
March 13, 2010 
Michael Ruse 
Science & Worldviews 
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Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 2: A Christian Childhood

Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 2: A Christian Childhood

Childhood Christianity just faded away in my early twenties. There wasn’t any kind of Road to Damascus experience in reverse, nor was it a direct function of taking up philosophy. The feelings and beliefs just went. They have never returned.
March 18, 2010 
Michael Ruse 
Science & Worldviews 
7
 
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 3: From Historian of Science to Creationism Fighter

Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 3: From Historian of Science to Creationism Fighter

My personality, honed by a decade of heavy teaching loads facing many, many undergraduates, made me a natural for the stage, realizing that in these circumstances a good joke will get you much further than a long serious argument.
March 26, 2010 
Michael Ruse 
Science & Worldviews 
22
 
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 4: Science and Religion

Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 4: Science and Religion

After a decade of relative quiet following the Creationist debacle in Arkansas, the coming of the Intelligent Design movement in the 1990s had started again to bring the pot to the boil.
April 01, 2010 
Michael Ruse 
Science & Worldviews 
48
 
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 5: Science and Spirituality

Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 5: Science and Spirituality

I come to my new book, the third volume of the trilogy on science and religion: Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science.
April 09, 2010 
Michael Ruse 
Science & Worldviews 
125
 
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 6

Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 6

My form of Accommodationism says that science can only go so far and that after this if religion wants to take over, science as science cannot stop it. You can use other arguments, theological and philosophical, and this I myself would do. But these are not scientific arguments.
April 16, 2010 
Michael Ruse 
Science & Worldviews 
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