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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Tries to take on all Creationist “science” in pages and does a valiant job but the topicdeserves several books to do it justice. A damn good and interesting read. Dan Turner rated it really liked it Nov 08, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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For example he observes how distinguished 19th Century geologists such as Adam Sedgwick discarded their cr Philip Kitcher’s seminal sfience critical of “Scientific” Creationism remains a clarion call against those who continue abusing science to fit their own zealous religious agenda.
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Refresh and try again. I like Kitcher’s very rational approach. Innosanto rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Indeed, the price of admission is several years of graduate education, during which the chief dogmas are inculcated.
Jan 16, Abuding rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is old, but the abuxing argument are all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap. It examines the claims of creationists like Henry Morris and Duane Gish in a very clear way and compares the scientific merits of the “creation model” versus the “evolution model”.
Aug 24, Ray Savarda rated it it was ok Shelves: Preview — Abusing Science by Philip Kitcher. Kitfher amidst all his philosophy of science texts he also wrote a book on Finne A bausing of well-reasoned arguments.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is old, but the creationist argument are all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap. Michael A Gabalski rated it really liked it Dec 24, Books by Philip Kitcher.
Recommended to my by Jim Lippard for its treatment of Popper’s falsificationism, and why it is not the demarcation between science and non-science.
Open Preview See a Problem? Account Options Sign in. Science, Logic, and Mathematics. Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be zbusing apart to make room for a literal reading of “Genesis. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences. Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn sciene to make room for a literal reading of Genesis.
Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism
Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle, but their cause continues to thrive. Kitcher goes beyond making a point by point defense of evolutionary biology – indeed, all of science – and a total refutation of creationism.
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.
But nowhere does he ask “Where is the sciejce in Creation science? A lot of well-reasoned arguments. Remembered about it tonight because Bill Nye was debating some creationist moron.
Abusing Science: 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. Not long ago, a federal court struck down an Arkansas law requiring that “scientific” Creationism be taught in high school science classes.
It is also a lucid exposition of the sccience and methods of genuine science.
Science Logic and Mathematics. La Follette – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Philip Kitcher, Science, and the Good. Philip Kitcher – – Oxford University Press. Philip Kitcher – – Philosophy of Science 51 2: This is indeed an important primer on how to think rationally, answering at length all criticisms of contermporary science by so-called “scientific” creationists.
Abusing Science is a manual for intellectual self-defense, the most complete available for presenting the case against Creationist pseudo-science.
There is some good stuff in there if you’re involved in debates, etc, but I’m not, just abjsing for general interest.