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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If one could prove by falsifiable theory through parameter controlled repeatable experiments that astrology or clairvoyance works, they would become sciences. Panu Raatikainen – – Tiede and Edistys 1. La Follette – – Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Jul 09, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Paul McElligott rated it really liked it Sep 26, 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.


Philosophy of Science 51 2: Kitcher, at every turn, does his best to assign nothing but good faith to the creationist camp; even while completing the quotes they have taken out of context, and while filling in the blanks for all of the vital qualifying statements made by the misquoted scientists abused by their creationist fellows. The Problems with Creationism. Without these basic concepts and terminology, the rest of the book would not be as readable. No keywords specified fix it.

No keywords specified fix it. He makes a persuasive case why “Scientific Creationism” isn’t good science. Anyone who is interested in the development of life should read this.

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This was before Johnson, Behe, Dembski, and others.

As Kitcher argues in this rigorous but highly readable book, the integrity of science is under attack.