From the beginnings of the scientific revolution, demarcating the boundaries of science has been a problem for the scientific community. Thomas Lessl, comparing "evolution" with what he calls "rhetorical Darwinism," argues persuasively that the scientific establishment has never guarded those borders carefully. He shows that crudely scientistic rhetoric may keep science from benefiting from the insights of other disciplines. To make sure that "creationism" cannot enter the domain of science, boundaries may become too rigid and philosophically indefensible.—John Mark Reynolds


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Rhetorical Darwinism: Religion, Evolution, and the Scientific Identity (Studies in Rhetoric & Religion)
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Rhetorical Darwinism: Religion, Evolution, and the Scientific Identity (Studies in Rhetoric & Religion)
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February 15, 2012
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348
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