Abusing Science is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complete As Kitcher argues in this rigorous but highly readable book, the integrity of. PDF | On Nov 1, , Gary Jason and others published Review of: P. Kitcher, Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism. “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 .

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Kitcher is able to slice through creationist objections by showing abhsing they very frequently are not just empirically problematic but, very often more deeply, are extraordinarily conceptually confused. Dan Turner rated it really liked it Nov 08, But it adds to the force of Kitcher’s rebuttal that even taking the most charitable approachCreationism fails utterly at being remotely scientific.

There are no discussion sciencf on this book yet. Michael Ruse – – Studies in Philosophy and Education 10 1: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Making Use of Creationism.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism by Philip Kitcher

Want to Read saving…. Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local school boards and textbook publishers. He was the first recipient of the American Philosophical Kifcher Prometheus Prize for his work to expand the frontiers of science and philosophy. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences.

Kielkopf – – New Scholasticism 59 1: Science and the Common Good: You really get the impression that he tried to see things from all sides abusng being overly dogmatic about the issues. Bence Nanay – – Theoria A damn good and interesting read.

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Jan 16, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Philip Kitcher Columbia University. Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: The book is a little technical for average readership; but well worth riding out.

Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

Read this many years ago. Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science–physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology. Indeed, the price of admission is several years of graduate education, during which the chief dogmas are inculcated. Additional decades of experience 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.

Sort of reads like the textbook it was. Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science–physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

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.

Kitcher gives a succinct description of how scientists embark on their research, demonstrating how “Scientific Creationism” falls short of the ideals of excellent sciience.

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He makes a persuasive case why “Scientific Creationism” isn’t good science. History of Western Philosophy.

Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle, but their cause continues to thrive. Preview — Abusing Science by Philip Kitcher. Abusing Science refutes the popular complaint that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant, denying “academic freedom” to the unorthodox. La Follette – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Science Logic and Mathematics. Barra – – Principia: The Case Against Creationism.

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The Problems with Creationism. The book then goes on to show how Creationists csience Popper, and science generally to advance their theological and ideologic purposes. Lucy Snipes rated it really liked it Dec 26, It examines the claims of creationists like Henry Morris and Duane Gish in a very dcience way and compares the scientific merits of the “creation model” versus the “evolution model”. Refresh and try again. Of course, for all the pretensions and pseudoscientific posturing, Creationism isn’t science and never really wants to be: This is indeed an important primer on how to think rationally, answering at length all criticisms of contermporary science by so-called “scientific” creationists.

The Case Against Creationism. An International Journal of Epistemology 4 1: Julie rated it really liked it Aug 13, A lucid, thorough takedown of Creationist attempts to svience the theory of evolution by natural selection, and, by extension, pretty much all of modern physical science.

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