The 6 Criteria of High-Confidence Science
"If a question cannot be addressed by high-confidence science, the results from the best available scientific approach should not be portrayed as being high-confidence results."
"Rather than having science trump faith or faith trump science, the appropriate application of science, with a healthy appreciation of its inherent limitations, resolves the perceived conflicts. Scientists should therefore apply science appropriately to gain knowledge for the benefit of humanity rather than stretch it beyond its limits to create artificial conflict."
This book provides a unique analysis of the common evidence cited in favor of evolution and asks the critical question: have we overstated the conclusions by using low-confidence science to make broad scientific claims? This is an essential must-read for science educators and students of science – and it will cause us all to re-think what we thought we knew about the evidence.
This book brings fresh air to the evolution/creation debate, and will help both sides to cool down, to pause, and to think—about one’s position, about the real issues at hand, and about the evidence for or against. The problems are clearly defined, arguments are precisely illustrated, and answers are calmly provided.
JOE DEWEESE, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lipscomb University
CHANGE TAN, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Stadler received a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering from the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
With 19 years of experience as a scientist in the medical device industry, he has authored 17 peer-reviewed manuscripts, has obtained more than 100 US patents, and his research and innovation have contributed to medical devices that are implanted in over 1 million patients worldwide.
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other forms of evidence provide high confidence. Rob Stadler describes a compelling approach to determine the level of confidence and applies it to the commonly cited evidence for evolution. When high-confidence evidence is appropriately prioritized over low-confidence evidence, the result is a profound new view of evolution—one that they did not teach you in biology.
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"...a clearly presented, thought-provoking review of the science behind evolution"
"...one of the most insightful and helpful books I have read in this arena."
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"A highly informative book written with equanimity."
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FOR MORE THAN 150 YEARS, continuous debate has swirled around the topic of evolution. From Darwin to Dawkins, extensive scientific evidence has been presented for evolution, yet almost half of contemporary society still isn’t convinced. The Scientific Approach to Evolution provides a rational new perspective on this debate. Scientific evidence is not all created equally. Some forms of evidence provide only low confidence, while