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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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Allison rated it did not like it Feb 05, Science, Logic, and Mathematics. In spite of being over 35 years old at this point, the book holds up very well, not least because Creationist arguments never die, they just smell worse and worse with age. This article has no associated abstract.

There is no reference to ID whatsoever. It is the most informative, key chapter of the book. And Kitcher takes care in laying out a nuanced understanding of scientific progress, not merely naive falsificationism. Baigrie – – Dialogue 25 3: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I recommend this book. Philip Kitcher Columbia University. 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.


Massimo Pigliucci – – In A. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kielkopf – – New Scholasticism 59 1: Oct 21, Alan rated it really liked it.

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This was before Johnson, Behe, Dembski, and others. This entry has no external links. Here is something which one can use against Creationists. Request removal from index. Science, Logic, and Mathematics.

History of Biology in Philosophy of Biology. Carl Matheson – – Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 3: Aug 24, Ray Savarda rated it it was ok 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”.

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

Books by Abusinh Kitcher. The book is a little technical for average readership; but well worth riding out. Quotes from Abusing Science: Sign in Create an account.


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Write a customer review. Science Logic and Mathematics. Basically, creationism, in all of its forms, is not a science.

Behe, and Philip E. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences.

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Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

But it adds to the force of Kitcher’s rebuttal that even taking the most charitable approachCreationism fails utterly at being remotely scientific. Johnson are even mentioned. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 1: Philip Kitcher, “Abusing Science: Philosophical, Theological, and Scientifc Perspectives. Pennock – – MIT Press.