Darwin and the Evolution of “Survival of the Fittest”
For many people, The Origin of Species marks the end of faith. But professor of philosophy Michael Ruse argues otherwise. He says that, in a way, the ideas of Charles Darwin can be seen as a solution to the loss of faith, rather than its cause. This morning on Focus we'll talk to Ruse about the persistence of Darwinian thinking and his belief that evolutionary ethics is still a thriving part of the lives of Americans, although religion does still play a major role.
Guest: Michael Ruse (Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University; author of Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose?)