Religion and the theory of evolution have often been cast as antagonists. But that need not be the case. One may accept evolution as a fact without losing their religious belief.
Michael Ruse is the retired Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science at Florida State University, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada. He is the founding editor (1985) of the journal Biology and Philosophy. Today, he is co-editor of the Cambridge Elements series in the Philosophy of Biology. His seventy books include The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet (Chicago), Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us About Evolution (Oxford), On Purpose (Princeton), (co-authored with Edward Larson) On Faith and Science (Yale), and, most recently, Why We Hate: Understanding the Roots of Human Conflict (Oxford), Understanding the Life Sciences: The Christianity-Evolution Relationship (Cambridge) and (co-authored with Michael Reiss) The New Biology: The Battle between Mechanism and Organicism (Harvard).