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Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism, and the Nature of Science / Edition 1

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While denying that creationism can be seen as a scientific theory, Pigliucci (evolutionary biology, U. of Tennessee) blames much of the failure of a resolution of the evolution-creation debate on the inability of evolutionary scientists to promote an understanding of evolution. He explains the fallacies of creationist thinking, while explaining how those fallacies are able to take hold because scientists have not bothered thinking seriously about how to present scientific theory to unscientific students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878936595
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 1,020,196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue: or How I Got into this Mess 1
1 Where Did The Controversy Come From? 4
2 Evolution-Creationism 101 35
3 One Side of the Coin: The Dangers of Anti-Intellectualism 81
4 Scientific Fundamentalism and the True Nature of Science 113
5 Creationist Fallacies 157
6 Three Major Controversies 189
7 Scientific Fallacies 233
8 What Do We Do About It? 251
Coda: The Controversy That Never Ends 283
App. A Introduction to and Excerpts from David Humes's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Where the Topic of Intelligent Design is Discussed Most Thoroughly 285
App. B Bryan's Last Speech 303
Name Index 327
Subject Index 331
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2002

    An outstanding resource.

    Dr. Pigliucci finally says what needs to be said: Namely, that creationism is beyond silly, and that it has thrived largely due to the inaction and P.R. tactical errors of professional scientists. This book probably won't convince any creationists they they're wrong, but it will give them food for thought.

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