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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Account Options Sign in. Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of “Genesis. This book is old, but kitvher creationist argument are all still mostly the same lies and misinformation, and plain old bullcrap.

Baigrie – – Dialogue 25 3: 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. Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local sciencf boards and textbook abusiing.

Dan Turner rated it really liked it Nov 08, Apparently amidst all his philosophy of science texts he also wrote a book on Finnegans Wake. Preview — Abusing Science by Philip Kitcher.

Not long ago, a federal court struck down an Arkansas law requiring that “scientific” Creationism be taught in scienxe school science classes. Scientific Realism and Democratic Society: He does a much better job of this than the ra-ra-empiricism approach in the two other books I mentioned. Jul 09, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Request removal from index. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the s, but since it must, Philip Mitcher makes it irresistibly and forcefully.


Mattdrussell rated it really liked it Oct 11, Philosophical Reflections on Biology. Science can only deal with nature; and any “theory” based upon the supernatural, by its very definition, cannot be scientific.

Abusing Science–The Case against Creationism

bausing Content, Computation, and Externalism. Tries to take on all Creationist “science” in kticher and does a valiant job but the topicdeserves several books to do it justice.

Allison rated it did not like it Feb 05, He was the first recipient of the American Philosophical Association’s Prometheus Prize for his work to expand the frontiers of science and philosophy. Request removal from index. A Journal of the History of Science Disagreement, Democracy, and the Goals of Science: A Journal of the History of Science Jen Dixon rated it really liked it Sep 03, Science and Values in General Philosophy of Science.

Brown – – Contemporary Pragmatism 7 2: A damn good and interesting read.

Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Kitcher gives a succinct description of how kotcher embark on their research, demonstrating how “Scientific Creationism” falls short of the ideals of excellent science. Overall a very handy resource for picking apart the thorny though not particularly sophisticated tangle of Creationist nonsense.

Of course, for all the pretensions and pseudoscientific posturing, Creationism isn’t science and never really wants to be: Paperbackpages.

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Open Preview See a Problem? This is another book dealing with ‘Creation Science’. 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 bausing too charitable.


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Baigrie – – Dialogue 25 3: What’s especially good about it is that it actually deals with the question, ‘What is science? This article has no associated abstract. Michael Ruse – – Abusint in Philosophy and Education 10 1: First published in the ‘s, “Abusing Science” remains an important tome in the history and philosophy of science deserving of a broad readership. Erin rated it really liked it May 09, Quotes from Abusing Science: Added to PP index Total downloads 31of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Philip Kitcher, Science, and the Good. Feb 11, Shea Mastison rated it really liked it. Science and Religion in Philosophy of Religion. That doesn’t save the book from the necessarily dull subject matter, but that isn’t really Kitcher’s fault – he’s making arguments meant for real-world purposes, and he does a nice job for the most part with what he kitched.

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