Why Creationists Oppose Evolution So Strongly

Michael Ruse, professor of philosophy, Florida State University

Ever since the birth of evolutionary theory, some supporters have ventured beyond their research and adopted progressive ideologies that compete with religious worldviews. That helps explain why creationists oppose evolution so strongly, argues Mr. Ruse in The Evolution-Creation Struggle (Harvard University Press).

Q. Why have some evolutionists strayed into religion?

A. Evolutionists are answering a lot of