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MAKING ROOM FOR FAITH IN AN AGE OF SCIENCE: A RESPONSE TO DAVID WISDO

Authors

  • Michael Ruse


  • Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science at Department of Philosophy, Florida State University, 151 Dodd Hall, MC 1500, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA; e-mail mruse@fsu.edu.

Abstract

Abstract.  I respond to the criticisms of David Wisdo of my position on the relationship between science and religion. I argue that although he gives a full and fair account of my position, he fails to grasp fully my use of the metaphorical basis of modern science in my argument that, because of its mechanistic commitment, there are some questions that science not only does not answer but that science does not even attempt to answer. Hence, my position stands and plays a crucial role in our understanding of the science–religion relationship.

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