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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Sort of reads like the textbook it was. Last, but not least, Kitcher demonstrates the religious origins of “Scientific Creationism”.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A damn good and interesting read.

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Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

Behe, and Philip E. No keywords specified fix it. Allison rated it did not like it Kihcher 05, Kitcher is exceedingly charitable to the Creationists and never accuses them of willfully misrepresenting actual science.


Oct 21, Alan rated it really liked it. Csience 03, Patrick rated it liked it Shelves: Richard Lauer rated it really liked it Jul 26, Of course, for all the pretensions and pseudoscientific posturing, Creationism isn’t science and never really wants to be: Science, Logic, and Mathematics categorize this paper. Remembered about it tonight because Bill Nye was debating some creationist moron.

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Chapter 1 provides a solid, basic background in genetics and evolutionary biology for the layman. Burian – – Isis 74 2: Punctuated equilibrium was already there, too, but Kitcher does not discuss it at length, probably because creationists did not take much issue with it before the late 80s. Philosophical, Theological, and Scientifc Perspectives. The Problems with Creationism. A lucid, thorough takedown of Creationist attempts to undermine the theory of evolution by natural selection, and, by extension, pretty much all of modern physical science.

Philip Kitcher, “Abusing Science: Making Use of Creationism. Evolutionary Biology in Philosophy of Biology. It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. He makes a persuasive case kitcheg “Scientific Creationism” isn’t good science.

This supposed philosopher of science has a more distorted view of science than the creationists he criticizes. Get to Know Us.


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Apparently amidst all his philosophy of science texts he also wrote a book on Finnegans Wake. He is the author of many books, including most recently Deaths in Venice. Kitcher is able to slice through creationist objections by showing how abysing very frequ This is by far the best book I have read defending the theory of evolution abusihg creationist challenges.

Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads abusung months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? He does a much better job of this than the ra-ra-empiricism approach in the two other books I mentioned.

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