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

Forsman, Birgitta LU (2010) In Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40(3). p.446-455
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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Malleus, intelligent design, Fuller, evolution, creationism, Darwinism, Maleficarum, science and technology studies
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Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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40
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3
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446 - 455
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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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.},
  author       = {Forsman, Birgitta},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
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  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  title        = {Unintelligent Design: A Discussion of Steve Fuller's Dissent over Descent},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2010},
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