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Doubting Darwin?

Creationist Designs on Evolution


Συγγραφέας: Sakar Sahotra
Εκδότης: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405154918
Σειρά βιβλίου: Blackwell Public Philosophy Series
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 232
Διαστάσεις: 23x1x16
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2007
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2007

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Doubting Darwin?"

Noted biologist and philosopher Sahotra Sarkar exposes the frauds and fallacies of Intelligent Design Theory, and its claim to be 'good science'. * A scientific and philosophical exploration of the debate between evolutionary theory and Intelligent Design in the classroom * Puts the debate into its scientific and historical context * Looks at a variety of topics, including the relation between Darwinism and modern evolutionary theory, the use of computer science and information theory by the creationists, and the idea of metaphysical naturalism * Rejects Intelligent Design's claim to legitimacy, showing clearly how and why it is an unsuitable alternative to evolutionary biology in the classroom * A thought-provoking book for those seeking to understand an intellectual debate that is shaping our education policies * Forms part of the provocative and timely Blackwell Public Philosophy series


Συγγραφέας/εις: Sakar Sahotra
Κατηγορία: φιλοσοφία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Blackwell Public Philosophy Series
ISBN: 9781405154918
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 17/04/2007
Εκδότης: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 232
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Chicester
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 346 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x1x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2007

Περιεχόμενα

List of Figures. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. a. The Central Argument. b. The Evidence for Evolution. c. Rejecting Theories. d. Plan of the Book. 2. The Legacy of Darwin and Wallace. a. The Theory of Natural Selection. b. "Absurd in the Highest Possible Degree". c. Darwin's Unfortunate Retreat. d. Wallace and Weisman. e. The Decline of Darwinism. f. Mind and Culture. g. Contemporary Implications. 3. The Argument from Design. a. Adaptation and Design. b. Function, Design, and Selection. c. Blind Variation. d. Dembski's Resurrection. 4. Mere Evolution. a. Mendel's Legacy. b. The Modern Framework for Evolutionary Theory. c. Selectionism and Neutralism. d. Reconstructing the Past. e. Contemporary Debates. f. Terminological Choices. 5. The Cost of Lunch. a. Evolutionary Algorithms. b. The "No Free Lunch" Theorems. c. Dembski's Excitement. d. Utter Irrelevance. e. Adaptationism. f. Final Assessment. 6. Complexity is Complicated. a. Irreducible Complexity?. b. Pathways to ICSs. c. The Citric Acid Cycle. d. The Blood Clotting System. e. The Bacterial Flagellum. f. Protein Evolution. g. Irreducibility and Design. 7. Questions of Information. a. What is Biological Information?. b. Information and Evolution. c. Specified Complexity. d. The Law of Conservation of Information. e. The Cambrian "Explosion". f. Taking Leave of Creation Biology. 8. Cosmic Coincidences. a. Physics and Biology. b. Anthropic Principles?. c. The Force of Improbability. d. A Cosmological Design Argument. e. Is Fine-Tuning Surprising?. f. A Concluding Note. 9. Naturalism and Its Discontents. a. What Naturalism Is. b. Nagel's Legacy. c. The Problem of Normativity. d. Creationist Critiques. e. Metaphysical Naturalism. 10 Conclusions. a. Critiques of Evolutionary Theory. b. Is ID Science?. c. Back to the Classroom. Notes. References. Index

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