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Nov 20, 2018 - 08:17 AM By Massimo Pigliucci

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 formsDenying 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.
  • Title: Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism, and the Nature of Science
  • Author: Massimo Pigliucci
  • ISBN: 9780878936595
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback

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Marc Nov 20, 2018 - 08:17 AM
This is a book that the every neutral non-specialist should read. It is written in plain language and is quite funny in places, sometimes unintentionally. The arguments are thorough; no intellectual stone is left unturned, and I often read people's reviews on books etc. that a put off by this. Some people even suggest that this approach is alienating neutrals and the non-combatant public.Balderdash! I don't think we can make the arguments too thorough. We are dealing with a very crafy, deceptive [...]
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Muzzlehatch Nov 20, 2018 - 08:17 AM
This is a solid primer on the evolution/creationism debate, though it is not always the easiest thing to read -- not because of any real difficulty in the author's explanations (which anyone with a high school education ought to be able to understand) but mostly because of the repetitiveness of the book's structure. Great material, but not all that well edited if you ask me, and the author is certainly not as magnetic in his writing as such science popularizers as Sagan or Gould; nonetheless, es [...]
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Charles Nov 20, 2018 - 08:17 AM
An excellent look into the "why's" of the anti-evolution movement. Most of it has little if anything to do with the science, and more to do with emotions and, of course, religion.
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Alisse Metge Nov 20, 2018 - 08:17 AM
I don't agree with all of the author's opinions, but he provides excellent summaries of the key issues and positions. I have read most of the book, but not quite all of it.
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Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism, and the Nature of Science By Massimo Pigliucci 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 formsDenying 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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