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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The book flows beautifully, is very well organized, and exhausts the topics it purports to tackle. However, this one does a great job in providing the reader with why Science and Creationism are not the same kind of knowledge why Creationism should not be taught along side Evolution.

Request removal from index. Kitcher gives a succinct description of how scientists embark on their research, demonstrating how “Scientific Creationism” falls short of the ideals of excellent science. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Chapter 2 explains simply and lucidly what science is and what the evolutionary theory is all about. Lucy Snipes rated it really liked it Dec 26, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Kitcher goes beyond making a point by point defense of evolutionary biology – indeed, all of science – and a total refutation of creationism.

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Those chapters did not seem helpful because most Creationists are unable to understand anything but short and concrete answers.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism by Philip Kitcher

There aabusing no reference to ID whatsoever. Content, Computation, and Externalism. Science Logic and Mathematics. 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.

Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Kitcher is a philosopher of science, and philosophers have the unfortunate tradition of being bad writers–not Kitcher. Get to Know Us. Philip Kitcher’s seminal work critical of “Scientific” Creationism remains a clarion call against those who continue kitcuer science to fit their own zealous religious agenda.

Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

If you are interested in getting a deep appreciation of ahusing relevant issues, as well as maybe sharpening some useful philosophical tools, you’ll want this book. No keywords specified fix it. Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local school boards and textbook publishers. Now outdated, having been first published init remains a fundamental source in debunking the arguments of creationists.


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

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Here is something which one can use against Creationists. The Problems with Creationism.

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This was before Johnson, Kitcer, Dembski, and others.

Pennock – – MIT Press. In Chapter 1, the author delves into a discussion on genes and chromosomes which is too technical for me. No trivia or quizzes yet. La Follette – – Journal mitcher the History of Biology 17 1: