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#104 Michael Ruse: Darwinism, Species, Race, Gene Editing, and Religion

25 Jun 2019 • 90 min • EN
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------------------Support the channel------------ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thedissenter PayPal: paypal.me/thedissenter ------------------Follow me on--------------------- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedissenteryt/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDissenterYT Dr. Michael Ruse is a philosopher of science who specializes in the philosophy of biology and works on the relationship between science and religion, the creation–evolution controversy, and the demarcation problem within science. He currently teaches at Florida State University, where he is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and Director of HPS Program. He’s also a very prolific writer, author of books like The Darwinian Revolution, Darwin and Design, and On Purpose.  In this episode, we talk about the scientific and philosophical revolution operated by Darwinism, and the many beliefs that it undermined. We go through how natural selection works; gene-culture coevolution; what are the units of selection in evolution; the concept of species; race and its biological basis; the problems with genetic engineering; and the schism between science and religion. Time Links: 00:56 Darwinism as a scientific and philosophical revolution 07:34 On purpose             15:11 Natural selection and the modern synthesis      28:29 Gene-culture coevolution     37:38 Units of selection in natural selection      45:23 The concept of species 54:11 About race and its biological basis 58:15 The potential troubles with genetic editing 1:01:30 Is there still any merit to natural theology? 1:13:28 The moral and existential components of religion 1:27:46 Dr. Ruse’s account of my yet to be unveiled personal history  -- Follow Dr. Ruse’s work: Faculty page: https://tinyurl.com/y98bvauc Books: https://tinyurl.com/y7dygsce -- A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS: KARIN LIETZCKE, ANN BLANCHETTE, JUNOS, SCIMED, PER HELGE HAAKSTD LARSEN, LAU GUERREIRO, RUI BELEZA, MIGUEL ESTRADA, ANTÓNIO CUNHA, CHANTEL GELINAS, JIM FRANK, JERRY MULLER, FRANCIS FORD, AND HANS FREDRIK SUNDE! I also leave you with the link to a recent montage video I did with the interviews I have released until the end of June 2018: https://youtu.be/efdb18WdZUo And check out my playlists on: PSYCHOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/ybalf8km PHILOSOPHY: https://tinyurl.com/yb6a7d3p ANTHROPOLOGY: https://tinyurl.com/y8b42r7g

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