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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Quotes from Abusing Science: Dan Turner rated it really liked it Nov 08, Chapter 1 provides a solid, basic background in genetics and evolutionary biology for the layman. The Case of Creationism. Science, Kitched, and Mathematics categorize this paper. This article has no associated abstract. This is indeed an important primer on how to think rationally, answering at length all criticisms of contermporary science by so-called “scientific” creationists.

Philip Kitcher – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 1: This book treats the idea of creationism, and the people working to popularize creationism, with more abising than what I think they are due–and I suppose it makes it all the more abusihg. Kitcher is able to slice through creationist objections by showing how they very frequ This is by far the best book I have read defending the theory of evolution against creationist challenges.


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Massimo Pigliucci – – In A. Chapter 5 expounds the various types of creationism extant and their indeed very limited propositive claims.

Preview — Abusing Science by Philip Kitcher. But it adds to the force of Kitcher’s rebuttal that even taking the most charitable approachCreationism fails utterly at being remotely scientific. Sign in to use this feature. Recommended to my by Jim Lippard for its treatment of Popper’s falsificationism, and sciencd it is not the demarcation between science and non-science.

Joy rated it really liked it Jan 22, Making Use of Creationism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 1: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

However, there sccience many more issues that make evolutionary theory incompatible with even mainstream and watered-down Christianity, primarily the fact that religion would have to revert to sterile deism if it were to survive at all. I recommend this book.

May 03, Patrick rated it liked it Shelves: Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Baigrie – – Dialogue 25 3: So there are several things it does NOT include. There are no discussion topics on this abusjng yet. It is the most informative, key chapter of the book.

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The Problems with Creationism. Erin rated it really liked it May 09, Kitcher is able to slice through creationist objections by showing how they very frequently are not just empirically problematic but, very often more deeply, are extraordinarily conceptually confused.

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He never accuses them of lying, or intentionally misrepresenting facts even though he catches them in the act dozens of times. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? One person found this helpful. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Want to Read saving…. Overall a very handy zbusing for picking apart the thorny though not particularly sophisticated tangle of Creationist nonsense. Read this many years ago.