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1 - Rival Paradigms

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 May 2023

Michael Ruse
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Florida State University
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“Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts!” This famous directive by Sergeant Joe Friday – apparently never actually made in this form – is from the television series Dragnet. Unfortunately, while this may be adequate for detecting and solving crime, not so elsewhere. The idea that science is simply a matter of recording empirical experience is hopelessly inadequate and misleading. Science is about empirical experience, but it is about such experience as encountered and interpreted – and with effort and good fortune – as explained by us.

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Print publication year: 2023

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  • Rival Paradigms
  • Michael Ruse, Florida State University
  • Book: Understanding the Christianity–Evolution Relationship
  • Online publication: 18 May 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009277334.003
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  • Rival Paradigms
  • Michael Ruse, Florida State University
  • Book: Understanding the Christianity–Evolution Relationship
  • Online publication: 18 May 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009277334.003
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  • Rival Paradigms
  • Michael Ruse, Florida State University
  • Book: Understanding the Christianity–Evolution Relationship
  • Online publication: 18 May 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009277334.003
Available formats
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