Advisory Board

Professor Michael Ruse

Michael Ruse, Ph.D., FRSC, FAAS is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and Director of HPS Program, Florida State University.
Michael is well known for his work on the creationism/evolution controversy and the demarcation problem in science. He was born in England, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol (1962), his master’s degree at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (1964), and his Ph.D. at the University of Bristol (1970).
He taught at the University of Guelph Canada for 35 years. Since his retirement from Guelph, he has taught at Florida State University. In 1986, he was elected as a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Bergen, Norway (1990), the McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (2003) and most recently the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (2007).
Michael’s books include Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, Can a Darwinian be a Christian?: The Relationship between Science and Religion, Evolution: The First Four Billion Years, Darwinism and its Discontents, Defining Darwin: Essays on the History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology, The Evolution-Creation Struggle, Evolution and Religion: A Dialogue (New Dialogues in Philosophy), The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw, Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose?, Philosophy of Biology, and Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA.
His papers include Moral Philosophy as Applied Science, Evolutionary Ethics: A Phoenix Arisen, Biological species: natural kinds, individuals, or what?, Why I Think the New Atheists are a Bloody Disaster, God is dead. Long live morality: Morality is something fashioned by natural selection. That doesn’t diminish its usefulness, or its comfort, and In Praise Of A Beautiful Theory.
Watch Michael Ruse on Darwinism, Why Darwin Still Matters – Michael Ruse, The Evolution Debate: It’s Not About Theology – Michael Ruse, and Darwin: Yesterday and Today. Read Interview – Michael Ruse On Charles Darwin: Evolution Is No Monkey Business.