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How science works : evolution : a student primer

Author: R J Ellis
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
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"Evolution is just a theory, isn't it? What is a scientific theory anyway? Don't scientists prove things? What is the difference between a fact, a hypothesis and a theory in science? How does scientific thinking differ from religious thinking? Why are most leading scientists atheists? Are science and religion compatible? Why are there so many different religious beliefs but only one science? What is the evidence for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R J Ellis
ISBN: 9789048131822 9048131820 9789048131839 9048131839
OCLC Number: 465370643
Description: xxiii, 100 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The aims of this book --
Two ways of explaining the world --
How science works --
Darwin's theory of evolution --
The evidence for evolution --
The evolution of eyes --
Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: John Ellis.
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This general reading book is aimed at those interested in evolution and the philosophy of science. It covers many questions such as: what is the difference between fact and theory? Why are most  Read more...

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From the reviews: " I have just read through your book. It is admirably clear, and very accurate about evolution. It should convince any unbiased reader of the fact that there is overwhelming Read more...

 
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A tendentious and misleading introduction to philosophy of science

by Immunophilosopher (WorldCat user published 2013-06-28) Poor Permalink

If the goal of an introductory text for students is to introduce a topic in an evenhanded and unbiased manner, then this book is an abject failure.  It is presented as a primer on the scientific method, but in reality it is an anti-religious polemic trying to...
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