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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It is incapable of adding complementary knowledge to areas outside its supposed specialization. Pennock – – MIT Press. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Kitcher does hint at it in the final chapter, but this was a budding field then, and his assumptions about morality could be revised kitchher the light of it although they’re still generally on target.

Basically, creationism, in all of its forms, is not a science.

Find it on Scholar. Kielkopf – – New Scholasticism 59 1: Sign in to kitcer this feature. Apr 06, David marked it as to-read. Quotes from Abusing Science: The book then goes on to show how Creationists misuse Popper, kitchet science generally to advance their theological and ideologic purposes. Science, Logic, and Mathematics. This book is old, but the creationist argument are all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap. The final chapter is written in cooperation with Kantian scholar Patricia Kitcher.


A Journal of the History of Science Philip Kitcher – – Philosophy of Science 51 2: What’s especially good about it is that it actually deals with the question, ‘What is science? Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle, but their cause continues to thrive. Philosophical, Theological, and Scientifc Perspectives. This book is not yet kktcher on Listopia.

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Single Best Idea, Ever. Kitcher successfully notes why those who argue equal time for “Evolution Science” and “Creation Science” in high school science education are misguided, devious, or both. Jeffrey Koperski – – Zygon 43 2: Science is a pragmatic means to solve problems. Philip Kitcher Columbia University.

Jun 02, Aaron added it Shelves: Feb 04, Bob rated it it was amazing. Additional decades of experience have shown that too many Creationist types are willing to “lie for Jesus” if it gets their feet in the door.

Find it on Scholar. Philip Kitcher, “Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism” is ,itcher an overview of the major elements of the controversy and a well-researched, ably-organized, and effectively argued polemic that will be helpful to those accepting the concept of evolution, even as it points up the kicher weaknesses of the concept of creationism.

Chapters 3 and 4 debunk creationists’ critiques and faulty assumptions about evolutionary theory in good detail, showing how flawed their reasoning is. Making Use of Creationism. This article has no associated abstract. 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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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local sciencs. Panu Raatikainen – – Tiede and Edistys 1. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Last, but not least, Kitcher demonstrates the religious origins of “Scientific Creationism”.

The Problems with Creationism. And Kitcher takes care in laying out a nuanced understanding of scientific progress, not merely naive falsificationism.

Read this many years ago. Finally, my only issue with this book is the treatment of theological issues in the last chapter. If one kitfher prove by falsifiable theory through parameter controlled repeatable experiments that astrology or clairvoyance works, they would become sciences. Philosophy of Science 51 2: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Sign in to use this feature. Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science–physics, sciencf, astronomy, and geology.

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