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Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism,…

Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism, and the Nature of Science

by Massimo Pigliucci

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Some outstanding examples of how to counter the baseless claims of creationists. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
Massimo Pigliucci moved to the United States from Rome and was shocked to find a debate over whether creationism should be taught in science classrooms. Here he outlines the major arguments typically presented by creationists in their quest to have creationism given equal time in science classroom and explains the fallacies in their arguments. Piglliucci does a good job of explaining the science in lay terms. He makes the argument that religion should not be taught as science while remaining respectful of the religion itself. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the debate over creation-science. ( )
  go_devils006 | Apr 9, 2009 |
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Denying Evolution aims at taking a fresh look at the evolution–creation controversy. It presents a truly "balanced" treatment, not in the sense of treating creationism as a legitimate scientific theory (it demonstrably is not), but in the sense of dividing the blame for the controversy equally between creationists and scientists—the former for subscribing to various forms of anti-intellectualism, the latter for discounting science education and presenting science as scientism to the public and the media. The central part of the book focuses on a series of creationist fallacies (aimed at showing errors of thought, not at deriding) and of mistakes by scientists and science educators. The last part of the book discusses long-term solutions to the problem, from better science teaching at all levels to the necessity of widespread understanding of how the brain works and why people have difficulties with critical thinking.

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