Michael Ruse on Ken Miller’s New Book (Or, Truth and Beauty Versus Lies and Ugliness)
|June 17, 2008||Posted by GilDodgen under Darwinism, Intelligent Design|
Michael Ruse writes:
“Ken Miller’s new book, Only a Theory, Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul, is everything we have come to expect from him — informed, witty, and above all deeply serious about matters of concern to us all. He takes so-called intelligent design theory apart, piece by piece, showing it for the sham that it is. In its stead, Miller makes a very strong argument for the truth and beauty of evolutionary thinking and begs that we not keep this wonderful science from our children.”
“He takes so-called intelligent design theory apart…”
I presume he does this in the same manner that he unspun the bacterial flagellum, with unsupported speculation that doesn’t withstand even the most simplistic mathematical, logical, or analytical scrutiny.
“…a very strong argument for the truth and beauty of evolutionary thinking and begs that we not keep this wonderful science from our children.”
Ah yes, the truth and beauty of “evolutionary thinking” that explains how a hippo turned into a whale through random reproductive errors and natural selection, and the truth and beauty that gave us evolutionary psychobabble, no free will, no gods worth having, no ultimate meaning, and no ultimate foundation for ethics. This kind of truth and beauty must surely be defended at all cost, and passed on to the next generation, so they can experience truth and beauty as a consequence of evolutionary thinking.
If this is truth and beauty, please give me lies and ugliness.