The Three Failures of Creationism: Logic, Rhetoric, and Science ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Walter Fitch

The Three Failures of Creationism: Logic, Rhetoric, and Science

University of California Press
Publication date: February 2012
ISBN: 9780520951662
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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Walter M. Fitch, a pioneer in the study of molecular evolution, has written this cogent overview of why creationism fails with respect to all the fundamentals of scientific inquiry. He explains the basics of logic and rhetoric at the heart of scientific thinking, shows what a logical syllogism is, and tells how one can detect that an argument is logically fallacious, and therefore invalid, or even duplicitous. Fitch takes his readers through the arguments used by creationists to question the science of evolution. He clearly delineates the fallacies in logic that characterize creationist thinking, and explores the basic statistics that creationists tend to ignore, including elementary genetics, the age of the Earth, and fossil dating. His book gives readers the tools they need for detecting and disassembling the ideas most frequently repeated by creationists.
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Good to read if you only want to disagree with it.

Faith is blind, and that is a fundamental flaw with this book as it really doesn't take that into consideration. Its aim is to debunk the logic of creationist thinking which fundamentally cannot be done. Creationist thinking does not succumb to logic, as faith is not logical in essence. Possibly the whole premise of this book is a little over my head, but I do fundamentally have something against any group whose aim is to pull the rug out from under the feet of another group, who are doing no harm with their beliefs, no matter how provincial they may seem to others. What could be next? Three reasons why vegetarians should eat meat?
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