Newton, Kepler, and other founders of modern science were inspired to search out and find the rational order hidden in nature because they were theists.
A month dedicated to the history of any group should not just be a sanitized feel-good propaganda version of what came before.
Whatever else might be said of Ruse and his work, like all his books this one is worth having on the shelf.
In my new contribution, I restrict myself to important facets of the historical side of plant gall research.
“Once you lose the kind of stabilizing influence of rational thought and respect,” says John Lennox, “then you can end up with violence, as we have seen.”