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作者 Sakar, Sahotra
書名 Doubting Darwin? : Creationist Designs on Evolution
出版項 Williston : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2007
國際標準書號 9781405181501 (electronic bk.)
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (232 pages)
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系列 Blackwell Public Philosophy Ser
Blackwell Public Philosophy Ser
附註 Intro -- Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- The Central Argument -- The Evidence for Evolution -- Rejecting Theories -- Plan of the Book -- 2 The Legacy of Darwin and Wallace -- The Theory of Natural Selection -- "Absurd in the Highest Possible Degree" -- Darwin's Unfortunate Retreat -- Wallace and Weismann -- The Decline of Darwinism -- Mind and Culture -- Contemporary Implications -- 3 The Argument from Design -- Adaptation and Design -- Function, Design, and Selection -- Blind Variation -- Dembski's Resurrection -- 4 Mere Evolution -- Mendel's Legacy -- The Modern Framework for Evolutionary Theory -- Selectionism and Neutralism -- Reconstructing the Past 26 -- Contemporary Debates -- Terminological Choices -- 5 The Cost of Lunch -- Evolutionary Algorithms -- The "No Free Lunch" Theorems -- Dembski's Excitement -- Utter Irrelevance -- Adaptationism -- Final Assessment -- 6 Complexity is Complicated -- Irreducible Complexity? -- Pathways to ICSs -- The Citric Acid Cycle -- The Blood Clotting System -- The Bacterial Flagellum -- Protein Evolution -- Irreducibility and Design -- 7 Questions of Information -- What is Biological Information? -- Information and Evolution -- Specified Complexity -- The Law of Conservation of Information -- The Cambrian "Explosion" -- Taking Leave of Creation Biology -- 8 Cosmic Coincidences -- Physics and Biology -- Anthropic Principles? -- The Force of Improbability -- A Cosmological Design Argument -- Is Fine-Tuning Surprising? -- A Concluding Note -- 9 Naturalism and Its Discontents -- What Naturalism Is -- Nagel's Legacy -- The Problem of Normativity -- Creationist Critiques -- Metaphysical Naturalism -- 10 Conclusions -- Critiques of Evolutionary Theory -- Is ID Science? -- Back to the Classroom -- Notes -- References -- Index
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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Sakar, Sahotra Doubting Darwin? : Creationist Designs on Evolution Williston : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2007 9781405154901
主題 Creationism.;Intelligent design (Teleology);Evolution (Biology);Evolution -- Religious aspects.;Religion and science
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Alt Author Sakar, Sahotra
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