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An interview with Michael Ruse


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"On the other hand, he does not want to tie in the course of nature with morality—as did Julian Huxley and as does Ed Wilson—so I would be hesitant to call him a secular humanist or whatever, as I would them."

this is an objectionable comment as it implies that "secular humanist" means someone who buys into "survival of fittest" on the grand scale of human societies (Eugenics). This paints secular humanism as Machiavellian which is an entirely false characterization.

posted by Roger Chen
February 11, 2009

 

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