With his book, Abusing Science, Kitcher takes his place beside such eloquent champions of Darwin’s theory as Thomas Huxley and Clarence Darrow. “Abusing Science” is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complete available for presenting the case against Creationist pseudo-science. It is also a . “This book is not, therefore, an attempt to debunk religion. Nor does it critize those who accept a literal reading of the. Genesis account of.

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The book then goes on to show how Creationists misuse Popper, and scisnce generally to advance their theological and ideologic purposes. Those chapters did not seem helpful because most Creationists are unable to understand anything but short and concrete answers.

Quotes from Abusing Science: In spite of being over 35 years old at this point, the book holds up very well, not least because Creationist sicence never die, they just smell worse and worse with age.

This is by far the best book I have read defending the theory of evolution against creationist challenges. Pennock – – MIT Press. It is not a history of the debate, although elements of historical analysis are present; it is not a balanced discussion of the debate in which both sides are evenly represented, although he sometimes offers the creationist perspective; it is not a primer for debate, although it may profitably be read for that purpose.

The book begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non-scientists and closes with a rebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines religious and moral values. Finally, my only issue with this book is the treatment of theological issues in the last chapter.


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Indeed, the price of admission is several years of graduate education, during which the chief dogmas are inculcated. Philosophical, Theological, and Scientifc Perspectives. Baigrie – – Dialogue 25 3: Science, Logic, and Mathematics. Request removal from index. I like Kitcher’s very rational approach. Read this many years ago. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Not long ago, a federal court struck down an Arkansas law requiring that “scientific” Creationism be taught in high school science classes.

I recommend this book. That doesn’t save the book from the necessarily dull subject matter, but that isn’t really Kitcher’s fault – he’s making arguments meant for real-world purposes, and he does a nice job for the most part with what he has. The Case Against Creationism”. He was the first recipient of the American Philosophical Association’s Prometheus Prize for his work to expand the frontiers of science and philosophy.

Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

Science, Logic, and Mathematics. No keywords specified fix it. Here, he discusses the usual nonsense over thermodynamics, mutations, transitional fossils, and anamolous footprints.

Kielkopf – – New Scholasticism 59 1: This article has no associated abstract. Philosophical, Theological, and Scientifc Perspectives. Paperbackpages. James Wilder abuzing it it was amazing Feb 22, If one could prove by falsifiable theory through parameter controlled repeatable experiments that astrology or clairvoyance works, they would become sciences.


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Philip Kitcher – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 1: Jan 16, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Jen Dixon rated it really liked it Sep 03, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The final chapter is written in cooperation with Kantian scholar Patricia Kitcher. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Added to PP index Total downloads 12of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Find it on Scholar. Kitcher does hint at it in the final chapter, but this was a budding field then, and his assumptions about morality could be revised in the light of it although they’re still generally on target. Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: In Chapters 2 and 3, the author philosophizes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. The Case Against Creationism”. Chapter 2 explains simply and lucidly what science is and what the evolutionary theory is all about.

Then again I’m a filthy heathen!