Unintelligent Design: A Discussion of Steve Fuller's Dissent over Descent

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Abstract

In this discussion, Steve Fuller's book Dissent over Descent is criticized mainly because he draws conclusions from wishful thinking and uses ancient and medieval scientists as well as theologians in his efforts to invalidate the theory of evolution. He is also criticized for drawing universal conclusions from a Eurocentric version of history. If science and technology studies is to regain its reputation, its representatives have to use relevant statements and argue more rationally.

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Authors
  • Birgitta Forsman
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  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Malleus, intelligent design, Fuller, evolution, creationism, Darwinism, Maleficarum, science and technology studies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-455
JournalPhilosophy of the Social Sciences
Volume40
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes