Michael Ruse (born June 21, 1940 in Birmingham, England) is a philosopher and historian of science at Florida State University. Two of the areas Dr. Ruse focuses on are the creation/evolution controversy and the demarcation problem in science. Michael Ruse authored such books as The Darwinian Revolution. In 1986, Dr. Ruse was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Ruse has claimed that Christian and Darwinian beliefs can co-exist. The Christian creation science ministry Creation Ministries International, however, asserts that evolutionary belief is incompatible with Christianity. Dr. Ruse has also been involved in court cases to ban the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in classrooms, and is an ardent atheist.