Abusing Science : The Case Against Creationism
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1983. 213 pages.
In the words of Stephen Jay Gould, "a brilliant book by a gifted scholar." Martin Gardner, writing in Discover, raves, "Abusing Science does more than just explode moldy arguments.... As a philosopher concerned with the way science operates, Kitcher is good at showing how creationists distort Karl Popper's views on scientific method, and how they misuse such books as Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions." Well-written and understandable even by those with little or no scientific or philosophical background. The author, a professor of philosophy at Columbia University, is a Supporter of NCSE.