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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Please try again later. This supposed philosopher of science has a more distorted view of science than the creationists he criticizes.

Jun 02, Aaron added it Shelves: Besides, there is nothing in that chapter which a Creationist wouldn’t stipulate.

I alrady knew that the Bible is not necessarily right, and they could have said more about animal instincts. Published June 23rd by Mit Press first published Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Scinece. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

This is indeed an important primer on how to think rationally, answering at length all criticisms of contermporary science by so-called “scientific” creationists.


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Allison rated it did not like it Feb 05, Chapter 5 discusses flood geology, Creationist kinds, and macro- micro-evolution foolishness. Kielkopf – – New Scholasticism 59 1: This book is old, but the creationist argument are all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap.

Sort kitccher reads like the textbook it was. However, this one does a great job sciencf providing the reader with why Science and Creationism are not the same kind of knowledge why Creationism should not be taught along side Evolution. Feb 16, Calle rated it it was amazing Shelves: See all 32 reviews. But it adds to the force of Kitcher’s rebuttal that even taking the most charitable approachCreationism fails utterly at being remotely scientific.

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Without these basic concepts and terminology, the rest of the book would not be as readable. The reader needs to keep one key fact in sciencr Oct 30, Rob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dawes – – International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 2: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


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Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism by Philip Kitcher

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Finally, it destroys pretty much all sscience for studying biology by moving the development of life from the natural, to supernatural realms.

He makes a persuasive case why “Scientific Creationism” isn’t good science. Trivia About Abusing Science: La Scienec – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: But nowhere does he ask “Where is the science in Creation science? Here, he discusses the usual nonsense over thermodynamics, mutations, transitional fossils, and anamolous footprints.

Making Use of Creationism. And Kitcher takes care in laying out a nuanced understanding of scientific progress, not merely naive falsificationism. Joey Pilot rated it really liked it Sep 12,