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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There is some sscience stuff in there if you’re involved in debates, etc, but I’m not, just reading for general interest. This book is old, but the creationist argument abusihg all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap. I recommend this book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book treats the idea of creationism, and the people working to popularize creationism, with more respect than what I think they are due–and I suppose it makes it all the more powerful.

Kitcher is exceedingly charitable to the Creationists and never accuses them of willfully misrepresenting actual science. Aurora Bravo rated it really liked it Oct 25, Sep 05, Anthony Garcia rated it it was amazing.

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It is also a lucid exposition of the nature and methods of genuine science. Remembered about it tonight because Bill Nye was debating some creationist kitcherr. It examines Creationist claims seriously and systematically, one by one, abuaing clearly just why they are at best misguided, at worst ludicrous. Carl Matheson – – Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 3: Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of Genesis.

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Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. What’s especially good about it is that it actually deals with the question, ‘What is science?

Last, but not least, Kitcher demonstrates the religious origins of “Scientific Creationism”. La Follette – kitchfr Journal of the History of Biology 17 1: Several other books, attempting to treat the same topic have been published more recently, and I haven’t read them.

The Case Against Creationism. Panu Raatikainen – – Tiede and Edistys 1.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism by Philip Kitcher

This is by far the best book I have read defending the theory of evolution against creationist challenges. James Wilder rated it it was amazing Feb 22, This article has no associated abstract.


Sign in to use this feature. Science and the Common Good: Abusing Science refutes sciencw popular complaint sckence the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant, denying “academic freedom” to the unorthodox. Overall a very handy resource for picking apart the thorny though not particularly sophisticated tangle of Creationist nonsense.

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Julie rated it really liked it Aug 13, Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local school boards and textbook publishers. Content, Computation, and Externalism.

The views of outsiders are ignored. The book is a little technical for average readership; but well worth riding out.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

I recommend this book. The Case Against Creationism”. Kitcher successfully notes why those who argue equal time for “Evolution Science” and “Creation Science” in high school science education are misguided, devious, or both. Moreover, abusinv biology is intertwined with other fields of science–physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology. First published in the ‘s, “Abusing Science” remains an important tome in the history and philosophy of science deserving of a broad readership.

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