Intelligent Design: What It Is and Is Not, and How Common Unprofessionalism Brings Shame upon Our Philosophy (and Science) Cover Image
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Интелигентният дизайн: какво той е и какво не е и как обикновен непрофесионализъм компрометира родната философия (и наука)
Intelligent Design: What It Is and Is Not, and How Common Unprofessionalism Brings Shame upon Our Philosophy (and Science)

Author(s): Lilia Gurova
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Religion and science , Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Societal Essay, Scientifc Life
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: creationism; history of the intelligent design movement; scientific criticism of the intelligent design theory; reception of intelligent design in Bulgaria

Summary/Abstract: This article is a response to the publication of Theodora Dimitrova’s „On the Top Ten Scientific Problems of Biological and Chemical Evolution“ (Philosophical Alternatives 1/2016). In her paper, T. D. restates the arguments against the evolutionary explanations of the origins of life and species as summarized by Casey Luskin, a famous proponent of the intelligent design theory. T. D.’s article contains no critical discussion of these arguments nor refers to sources where such a discussion could be found. It is difficult to say whether these lacks are a result of mere ignorance or of an unscientific bias towards evolutionary theory. In any case, the publication of such an article in a respectable academic journal brings shame upon the journal and its associates. In support of the latter claim, this paper draws attention to those aspects of the intelligent design movement that show its unscientific and anti-intellectual nature.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 115-125
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English, Bulgarian