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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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It examines Creationist claims seriously and systematically, one by one, showing clearly just why they are at best misguided, at worst ludicrous.

Indeed, the price of admission is several years of graduate education, during which the zbusing dogmas are inculcated.

Published June 23rd by Mit Press first published Basically, creationism, in all of its forms, is not a science. Not long ago, a federal court struck down an Arkansas law requiring that “scientific” Creationism be taught in high school science classes. Massimo Pigliucci – – In A. Arnon Keren – – Philosophy 86 4: Account Options Sign in. Science and Values in General Philosophy of Science. This article has no associated abstract.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

Kitcher is able to slice through creationist objections by showing how they ecience frequently are not just empirically problematic but, very often more deeply, are extraordinarily conceptually confused. Request removal from index. Longino – – Philosophy of Science 69 4: Lists with This Book. Added to PP index Total downloads 31of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?


Creationists xbusing to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of Genesis. Return to Book Page. 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.

Allison rated it did not like it Feb 05, Kitcher gives a succinct description of how scientists embark on their research, demonstrating how “Scientific Creationism” falls short of the ideals of excellent science. This book is old, but the creationist argument are all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap.

It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. All club members are required to agree on main points of doctrine. Philosophical Reflections on Biology.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism by Philip Kitcher

Kitcher lays out in the final chapter a kitchef of the potential compatibility of non-fundamentalist Christianity and the established science, but again Abuskng think he’s a bit too charitable. Lucy Snipes rated it really liked it Dec 26, Philip Kitcher – – Philosophy of Science 51 2: La Follette – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science–physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology. This article has no associated abstract.


Request removal from index. The Case Against Creationism. Abusing Science refutes the popular complaint that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant, denying “academic freedom” to the unorthodox. No keywords specified fix it.

Anyone who is interested in the development of life should read this. I like Kitcher’s very rational approach. 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. Aug 24, Ray Savarda rated it it was ok Shelves: Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science–physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology.

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Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

Books by Philip Kitcher. Of course, for all the pretensions and pseudoscientific posturing, Creationism isn’t science and never really wants to be: Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: I recommend this book.

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