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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What is Wrong with Intelligent Design? Massimo Pigliucci – – In A. Philip Kitcher, “Abusing Science: I like Kitcher’s very rational approach.

Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

The final chapter is written in cooperation with Kantian scholar Patricia Kitcher. It had not even started back then. The book flows beautifully, is very well organized, and exhausts the topics it purports to tackle. Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

Added to PP index Total downloads 12of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Baigrie – – Dialogue 25 3: Books by Philip Kitcher.

To ask other readers questions about Abusing Scienceplease sign up. Apparently amidst all his philosophy of science texts he also wrote a book on Finnegans Wake. Paul McElligott rated it really liked it Sep 26, Pennock – – MIT Press. 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.

Dawes – – International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 2: His goal is merely to show that whatever it is, creationism is not science; it may have its own merits not discussed hereinbut it has none as a scientific discipline.

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This book treats the idea of creationism, and the people working to popularize creationism, with more respect than what I think they are due–and I suppose it makes it all the more powerful. This book is old, but the creationist argument are all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap.


Chapter 5 discusses flood geology, Creationist kinds, and macro- micro-evolution foolishness. This entry has no external links. Creationism, Science, and the Law by Marcel C. Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Finally, my only issue with this book is the treatment of theological issues in the last chapter. La Follette – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Paperbackpages. History of Western Philosophy. If you are interested in getting a deep appreciation of the relevant issues, as well as maybe sharpening some useful philosophical tools, you’ll want this book.

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. May 03, Patrick rated it liked it Shelves: