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Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

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Extension pretty much all of modern physical science 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 ageKitcher is exceedingly charitable to the Creationists and never accuses them of willfully misrepresenting actual science 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 But it adds to the force of Kitcher s Biopower: Foucault and Beyond rebuttal that even taking the most charitable approach Creationism fails utterly at beingemotely scientific And Kitcher takes care in laying out a nuanced understanding of scientific progress not merely naive falsificationismOf course for all the pretensions and pseudoscientific posturing Creationism isn t science and never Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds really wants to be it s the fundamentalist conviction that evolution is Evil and Bad and unacceptable to a certain kind of Christian worldview Kitcher lays out in the final chapter a view of the potential compatibility of non fundamentalist Christianity and the established science but again I think he s a bit too charitable Then again I m a filthy heathenOverall a very handyesource for picking apart the thorny though not particularly sophisticated tangle of Creationist Nonsense. Ciences nonsense. Ciences modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science physics chemistry astronomy and geology Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make Is That Even a Country, Sir! room for a literaleading of Genesis Abusing Science efutes the popular *complaint that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant denying academic freedom to the unorthodox It examines Creationist claims *that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant denying academic freedom to the unorthodox It examines Creationist claims and systematically one by one showing clearly just why they are at best misguided at worst ludicro. Ive case why Scientific isn t good science For example he observes *how distinguished 19th Century geologists such as Adam Sedgwick discarded their creationist view *distinguished 19th Century geologists such as Adam Sedgwick discarded their creationist view geology ealizing that it was outmoded invalid science not supported by empirical evidence Kitcher gives a succinct description of how scientists embark on their The Prince research demonstrating how Scientific Creationism falls short of the ideals of excellent science Kitcher successfully notes why those who argue eual time for Evolution Science and Creation Science in high school science education are misguided devious or both Last but not least Kitcher demonstrates theeligious origins of Scientific Creationism This is indeed an important primer on how to think A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators rationally answering at length all criticisms of contermporary science by so called scientific creationists First published in the 1980 s Abusing Scienceemains an important tome in the history and philosophy of science deserving of a broad Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival readership Reposted from my 2001eview Tries to take on all Creationist science in 200 pages and does a valiant job but the topicdeserves several books to do it justice But nowhere does he ask Where is the science in Creation science A lucid thorough takedown of Creationist attempts to undermine the theory of evolution by natural selection and by. OrcefullyNot long ago a federal court struck down an Arkansas law euiring that scientific Creationism be taught in high school science classes Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle but their cause continues to thrive Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local school boards and textbook publishers As Kitcher argues in this igorous but highly eadable book the integrity of science is under attack The methods of inuiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the
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Several other books attempting to treat the same topic have been published ecently and I haven t ead themHowever this one does a great job in providing the A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned reader with why Science and Creationism are not the same kind of knowledge why Creationism should not be taught along side EvolutionIteuires of the eader a basic acceptance of epistemological *Premises And The Patience To *and the patience to how empiricism works why Creationism is an embarrassing mistake for it s adherents A lot of well easoned arguments I like Kitcher very The House That Had Enough rational approach Youeally get the impression like Kitcher s very The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field rational approach Youeally get the impression he tried to see things from all sides without being overly dogmatic about the issues That doesn t save the book from the necessarily dull subject matter but that isn t The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division really Kitcher s fault he s making arguments meant foreal world purposes and he does a nice job for the most part with what he has Apparently amidst all his philosophy of science texts he also wrote a book on Finnegans Wake Talk about deviation Philip Kitcher s seminal work critical of Scientific Creationism Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) remains a clarion call against those who continue abusing science to fit their own zealouseligious agenda Kitcher goes beyond making a point by point defense of evolutionary biology indeed all of science and a total Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl refutation of creationism He makes a persuas. 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 lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science The book begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non scientists and closes with aebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines Défendre Jacob religious and moral values It will astonish manyeaders that this case must still be made in the 1980s but since it must Philip Kitcher makes it irresistibly and ,