(Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism) [EBOOK/PDF] ï Philip Kitcher
Sort of reads like he She Said, He Said textbook it was I only made it 12 wayhru it wasn The Seven-Day Target the clear refutation I hought it would be it spends a lot of ime spewing he creationist stance o he extent sometimes it s hard o separate out his stance from heirs There is some good stuff in here if you re involved in debates etc but I m not just reading for general interest Philip Kitcher s seminal work critical of Scientific Creationism remains a clarion call against Seducing Summer those who continue abusing scienceo fit heir own zealous religious agenda Kitcher goes beyond making a
point by point defense of evolutionary biology indeed all of science and a by point defense of evolutionary biology indeed all of science and a refutation of creationism He makes a persuasive case why Scientific Creationism isn good science For example he observes how distinguished 19th Century geologists such as Adam Sedgwick discarded Taboo 2 their creationist view of geology realizinghat it was outmoded invalid science not supported by empirical evidence Kitcher gives a succinct description of how scientists embark on Syphon's Song their research demonstrating how Scientific Creationism falls short ofhe ideals of excellent science Kitcher successfully notes why hose who argue eual ime for Evolution Science and Creation Science in high school science education are misguided devious or both Last but not least Kitcher demonstrates he religious origins of Scientific Creationism This is indeed an important primer on how to hink rationally answering at length all criticisms of contermporary science by so called scientific creationists First published think rationally answering at length all criticisms of contermporary science by so called scientific creationists First published he 1980 s Abusing Science remains an important ome in he history and philosophy of science deserving of a broad readership Reposted from my 2001 review This is another book dealing with Creation Science What s especially good about it is hat it actually deals with Blood Eternal the uestion What is science It was my introductiono Karl Popper and his principles A Sad Soul Can Kill You that separate science from non scienceThe bookhen goes on Darkthaw to show how Creationists misuse Popper and science generallyo advance heir heological and ideologic purposesA damn good and interesting read A lucid horough akedown of Creationist attempts o undermine he heory of evolution by natural selection and by extension pretty much all of modern physical science In spite of being over 35 years old. Abusing Science is a manual for intellectual self defense he most complete available for presenting Remediation: Understanding New Media the case against Creationist pseudo science It is also a lucid exposition ofhe nature and methods of genuine science The book begins with a concise introduction Programme Und Manifeste Zur Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts to evolutionaryheory for non scientists and closes with a rebuttal of Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming the chargehat Writing Machines thisheory undermines religious and moral values It will astonish many readers The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic thathis case must still be made in Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic the 1980s but since it must Philip Kitcher makes it irresistibly and Athis point The Time of the French in the Heart of North America, 1673-1818 the book holds up very well not least because Creationist arguments never diehey just smell worse and worse with ageKitcher is exceedingly charitable
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he has done if he would be eually praiseworthy in doing he contrary Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizThis was a relatively low key has done if he would be eually praiseworthy in doing The Right Man For The Job: A Novel the contrary Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizThis was a relatively low key of creationism andhe supposed controversy between Darwinian evolution and he religious mysticism masuerading as creation science The author closely examines he creationist authors who were popular in his Cecil the Pet Glacier time and proceedso politely shred Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements them forheir lack of scientific understanding while otally dismantling he notion hat creationism is anything remotely like a science This book reats Captive Set Free (Angel of Mercy the idea of creationism andhe people working Stories of Scottsboro to popularize creationism with respecthan what I For Yourself thinkhey are due and I suppose it makes it all For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated) the powerful Kitcher at everyurn does his best A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel to assign nothing but good faitho Spy Fall (Rebellious Brides, the creationist camp even while completinghe uotes Slow Hands they haveaken out of context and while filling in The Valentine's Day Murder the blanks for all ofhe vital ualifying statements made by The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II the misuoted scientists abused byheir creationist fellows He never accuses How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World them of lying or intentionally misrepresenting facts evenhough he catches hem in he act dozens of Seducing Mr. Knightly times Basically creationism in all of its forms is not a science It makes no useful predictions about observed or unobserved phenomena It is incapable of adding complementary knowledgeo areas outside its supposed specialization Finally it destroys pretty much all reason for studying biology by moving The Last Clinic the development of life fromhe natural The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead to supernatural realms Science can only deal with nature and anyheory based upon he supernatural by its very definition cannot "be scientific The book is a little echnical for average readership but well worth riding out Anyone who is "scientific The book is a little Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 technical for average readership but well worth riding out Anyone who is inhe development of life should read Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, this A lot of well reasoned arguments I like Kitcher s very rational approach You really gethe impression Dirty Talk for Women: The Art of Seduction and Getting Your Man to Beg You for Sex that heried Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home to. OrcefullyNot long ago a federal court struck down an Arkansas law reuiringhat scientific Creationism be aught in high school science classes Contemporary Creationists may have lost one legal battle but heir cause continues o hrive Their efforts are directed not only at state legislatures but at local school boards and extbook publishers As Kitcher argues in his rigorous but highly readable book Le Livre des Âmes the integrity of science is under attack The methods of inuiry used in evolutionary biology arehose which are used hroughout he See 3-Way Weekend things from all sides without being overly dogmatic abouthe issues That doesn Art Journal Kickstarter: Pages and Prompts to Energize Your Art Journals t savehe book from Safe House the necessarily dull subject matter buthat isn really Kitcher s fault he s making arguments meant for real world purposes and he does a nice job for he most part with what he has Apparently amidst all his philosophy of science exts he also wrote a book on Finnegans Wake Talk about deviation Abusing Science is a great response o scientific creationism It examines he claims of creationists like Henry Morris and Duane Gish in a very clear way and compares he scientific merits "of he creation model versus he evolution model "the creation model versus Writing Art History the evolution model book is still relevant 30 years after its publication and is highly recommended for anyone interested inhe evolutioncreation controversy Tries Taulan toake on all Creationist science in 200 pages and does a valiant job but Living Large Cowboy Style theopicdeserves several books o
DO IT JUSTICE BUT NOWHERE DOES HE ASK WHERE it justice But nowhere does he ask Where he science in Creation science This is by far Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath the best book I have read defendinghe heory of evolution against creationist challenges Perhaps it s surprising hat I would say Tarot Says Beware this about a book written by a philosopher ratherhan a biologist I ve read both Dawkins and Coyne s similar books but Kitcher s philosophical raining is precisely what makes this among he best of its kind I haven read enough o say hat it s among he best of its kind I haven read enough o say Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill that it s best Kitcher is ableo slice hrough creationist objections by showing how hey very freuently are not just empirically problematic but very often deeply are extraordinarily conceptually confused He does a much better job of Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation thishan Hunter of Demons the ra ra empiricism approach inhe wo other books I mentioned If you are interested in getting a deep appreciation of he relevant issues as well as maybe sharpening some useful philosophical ools you ll want his book Several other books attempting Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment toreat he same opic have been published recently and I haven read hemHowever The Joy Luck Club this one does a great job in providinghe reader with why Science and Creationism are not Smugglers' Gold the same kind of knowledge why Creationism should not beaught along side EvolutionIt reuires of Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction the reader a basic acceptance of epistemological premises andhe patience Yajuj and Majuj to appreciate how empiricism works and why Creationism is an embarrassing mistake for it s adherents. Ciences Moreover modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science physics chemistry astronomy and geology Creationists hopeo persuade Fire Bringer the publichat education in science should be orn apart o make room for a literal reading of Genesis Abusing Science refutes Rhetorical Theory: An Introduction (With Info Trac) the popular complainthat he scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant denying academic freedom o The Unbound Scriptures: A Review of KJV-only Claims and Publications the unorthodox It examines Creationist claims seriously and systematically one by one showing clearly just whyhey are at best misguided at worst ludicro.