The Use of Philosophy of Science in the Creationism-Evolution Debate: An Ashʿarī Perspective
Source of Publication
Theology and Science
This article critically reviews how creationists or antievolutionists are using discussions in philosophy of science to undermine the efficacy of evolution to defuse the tension between evolution and religion. They include (1) the scientific realism debate, (2) the distinction between historical and experimental sciences, (3) the problem of induction, and (4) the definitional problem of species. It then discusses how using these specific arguments to undermine evolution is misplaced when looked at from an Ashʿarī perspective, a Sunnī school of theology. In doing so, it reveals the multiple ways that theology and philosophy of science interacting with one another in the ongoing creationism-evolutionism debates.
Informa UK Limited
Social and Behavioral Sciences
creationism, demarcation criterion, experimental science, historical science, induction, Philosophy of science, scientific realism, species
Malik, Shoaib Ahmed, "The Use of Philosophy of Science in the Creationism-Evolution Debate: An Ashʿarī Perspective" (2023). All Works. 5954.
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