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Author: Harold R. Booher
ISBN13: 978-0875275154
Title: Origins, Icons, and Illusions: Exploring the Science and Psychology of Creation and Evolution
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Publisher: Warren H Green; 1st edition (1998)
Pages: 474

Origins, Icons, and Illusions: Exploring the Science and Psychology of Creation and Evolution by Harold R. Booher



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exploring the science and psychology of creation and evolution. Published 1998 by . Green in St. Louis, Mo. Written in English. Evolution (Biology), Creation, History. Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-450) and index. xviii, 474 p. : Number of pages.

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After elaborating extensively on the value of the scientific method, this systems psychologist finds flaws in neo-Darwinism generated as much by psychological biases as by gaps in the evidence. One needn't proceed too far into the 18 chapters to realize that the author's sympathies lie more with the intelligent design camp (over the Darwinist) in the continuing debates over evolution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Vetitc
Booher's book is an important read for those who have any interest whatsoever in the evolution debate. Furthermore, he makes his points in a very decisive and convincing manner, echoing the growing chorus of scientists, researchers, scholars, teachers, and average citizens who are calling into question some of the extravagent claims made by hard-core naturalists.
At the heart of this book is a very serious and important question: What is science? Is science the measure of merely natural causes, or is it the search for the best explanation, the one which best fits the evidence? Why must we make the philosophical assumption that science can ONLY measure natural causes and not intelligent ones? Are naturalists saying that sciences such as Forensics and Archeology are really not scientific endeavours after all? Both those scientific fields are clear demonstrations of how the scientific method is used to discern natural causes from intelligent ones, but according to the naturalistic definition of science, they are endeavours which cannot possibly be labelled as science.
Whatever you currently believe on this issue, I encourage you to read Booher's book, examine his arguments, and decide for yourself what science can or cannot do. Don't let naysayers and critics convince you that this book is simply about science vs. creation. Nothing could be further from the truth. This book is really about the true definition and role of science, and, in that fashion, its an important and eye-opening book.
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This book is a fine example of the mental gyrations someone will perform to rationalize their preconceived notions.
Booher identifies four semantic methods used by authorities in science to supposedly fool the uninitiated. He then proceeds to use these same methods, and many others (eg: guilt by association, dissembling, misrepresenting, vilifying, and condescending), in a vain attempt to discredit generally accepted scientific theories. In there place, he proposes alternate creationist theories which he supports using the same semantic methods he earlier condemned.
In spite of his PhD, Booher demonstrates repeated misunderstandings of the basic scientist mentality (ie: skepticism), the scientific method, the body of scientific knowledge, the social-political authorities of science, and particularly the interrelationships of all these facets of science. The true skeptic believes every "fact" is questionable and every theory is possible. The scientific method does not prove or disprove a theory, it supports or discredits a theory through experimentation based on hypothesis. Scientific knowledge is gathered based on skeptical acceptance of theories supported by the scientific method, as well as the consistencies between accepted theories. The authority on science is not any single organization, but includes a wide array of people representing numerous countries, institutions, and specialties.
However, Booher's real contention lies between Naturalism and Creationism. He proposes a science which uses design within its hypotheses. Yet he ignores the skepticism inherent to science. Naturalism seeks answers without any supernatural agents while Creationism assumes a supernatural designer. Creationism is based on the Authority of the Bible, but Naturalism is skeptical of all authorities, including the Bible and the existing body of scientific knowledge. Science through Naturalism therefore includes a self-checking mechanism, but Science through Creationism does not. The creationists' stance is further confounded by the political separation of church and state. Booher's true goal appears to be the introduction of creationist theories into the public classroom under the guise of acceptable science.
I gave this book two stars because Booher at least did his homework, so it may serve as a semi-useful index. However, in the end he fails to support his point and in some areas of text he is virtually railing against the science establishment.