Intelligent Design : A Smart Idea ?
“Intelligent Design” (ID) is the name given to a new school of thought regarding the origin and evolution of life on earth. While it claims no specific spiritual allegiance, it argues that living…
Appeals to evidence for the resolution of wicked problems: the origins and mechanisms of evidentiary bias
- Political Science
Wicked policy problems are often said to be characterized by their ‘intractability’, whereby appeals to evidence are unable to provide policy resolution. Advocates for ‘Evidence Based Policy’ (EBP)…
Scientific Method & Evolutionary Theory Elucidated by the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Story
The story of the ivory-billed woodpecker story has been effective in provoking class dialogue and reinforcing the two themes of ecology, evolution, conservation, and probable extirpation.
Science and fundamentalism A strategy on how to deal with anti-science fundamentalism
- Political Science
priorities (Powell, 2002; Wadman, 2005). Europeans have their own problems with dogmatic thinking too, albeit arising from a different historical and cultural background. Consider the…
When Science Studies Religion: Six Philosophy Lessons for Science Classes
- Education, Philosophy
It is an unfortunate fact of academic life that there is a sharp divide between science and philosophy, with scientists often being openly dismissive of philosophy, and philosophers being equally…
What, How, and Why: The Geertzian Definition of Religion and Neurotheological Project on Meta and Megatheology.
The discussion about the nature and essence of religion has been recently revitalized. Due to the magnitude and extent of this return, Geertz called it a “seismic event”. However, in spite of an…
On the Separation of Church and Science
normal production of glucose and towards the desired biofuel or electricity. Fortunately, evolution has provided a good starting point with the hydrogenase enzyme protecting against damage when the…
Availability and organisation of creationist literature in UK public libraries
- Materials Science
Purpose – This study seeks to investigate the availability of creationist and intelligent design (ID) books in UK public libraries, whether any materials held are obtained as a result of donation or…
Nonsense on Stilts about Science: Field Adventures of a Scientist- Philosopher
Public discussions of science are often marred by two pernicious phenomena: a widespread rejection of scientific findings (e.g., the reality of anthropogenic climate change, the conclusion that…
TAXONOMY ALIVE AND KICKING: OR HOW TAXONOMY CAN HELP DEBUNKING CREATIONIST THINKING
How taxonomy can provide an essential contribution to debunk creationist anti-evolutionary arguments is illustrated by scrutinizing the taxonomic basis of the “Atlas of Creation”, the major opus of the Turkish creationist consortium operating under the pen name Harun Yahya.
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Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science
This collection of readable essays provides a coherent story and appreciation of Dobzhansky's wide-ranging activities and ideas.
Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: A Basic Guide to the Facts in the Evolution Debate
1. What is evolution? 2. Geologic time and the fossil record 3. The explanatory power of evolution 4. The evolution of life and the rise of humans 5. Science, religion, politics, law, and education…