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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For example he observes how distinguished 19th Century geologists such as Adam Sedgwick discarded their cr Philip Kitcher’s seminal work 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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A Journal of the History of Science Christopher Peacocke – – Mind and Language 9 3: As such, it is also a very clear Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. La Follette – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: He never accuses them of lying, or intentionally misrepresenting facts even though he catches them in the act dozens of times. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the s, but since it must, Philip Kitcher makes it irresistibly and forcefully.

Philip Kitcher, “Abusing Science: Kitcher, at every turn, does his best to assign nothing but good faith to the creationist camp; even while completing the quotes they have taken out of context, and while filling in the blanks for all of the vital qualifying statements made by the misquoted scientists abused by their creationist fellows.

Feb 04, Bob rated it it was amazing. It examines Creationist claims seriously and systematically, one by one, showing clearly just why they are at best misguided, at worst ludicrous.

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He does a much better job of this than the ra-ra-empiricism approach in the two other books I mentioned. Remembered about it tonight because Bill Nye was debating some creationist moron.

The Case Against Creationism”. An International Journal of Epistemology 4 1: Jen Dixon rated it really liked it Sep 03, Preview — Abusing Science by Philip Kitcher. History of Western Philosophy.

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Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of Genesis. History of Western Philosophy.

Several other books, attempting to treat the same topic have been published more recently, and I haven’t read them. Lucy Snipes rated it really liked it Dec 26, Apparently amidst all his philosophy of science texts he also wrote a book on Finnegans Wake. Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Not long ago, a federal court struck down an Arkansas law requiring that “scientific” Creationism be taught in high school science classes. Science and Religion in Philosophy of Religion.

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.

MIT Press- Science – pages. La Follette – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Aug 24, Ray Savarda rated it it was ok Shelves: The book is a little technical for average readership; but well worth riding out.

The Philosophy of Sciencce Kitcher. A Journal of the History of Science Jun 02, Aaron added it Shelves: 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”. Philip Kitcher – – Oxford University Press.

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Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

Joy rated it really liked it Jan 22, The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences. 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.

Oct 21, Alan rated it really liked it. Books by Philip Kitcher. Sam rated it it was amazing Jul 18, It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. Account Options Sign in. Feb 11, Shea Mastison rated it really liked it.

Science can only deal with nature; and any “theory” based upon the supernatural, by sciwnce very definition, cannot be scientific. Kielkopf – – New Scholasticism 59 1: Philip Kitcher’s seminal work critical of “Scientific” Creationism remains a clarion call against those who continue abusing science to fit their own zealous religious agenda.

Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

The Proper Ends of Science: As Kitcher argues in this rigorous but highly readable book, the integrity of science is under attack. Sign in Create an account. Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle, but their cause continues to thrive.

No keywords specified fix it. This is another book dealing with ‘Creation Science’. Science and Values in General Philosophy of Science.

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