Even were the intensionality critique correct, Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini's argument would not be cogent.
I just hope the fundamentalists do not latch onto this as another proof that science debunks evolution, which is certainly not what the authors intend.
Unfortunately, this books is written in a highly inaccessible style, and some of the directions they take are confusing and detrimental to their cause.
Although not agreeing with all of Fodor's premises and conclusions, I believe his train of logic is sound in questioning the unquestionable (i.e. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rational Shopper, Ph.D.
The thesis and argument of this book intrigue me no end, but not because it's about evolution, which neither the authors nor I question for a moment. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joel Marks
A good point to this book: it is actually a critical book on Darwin's theory, but the reader can be certain that the authors are not some hidden creationisms. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dominique BERTRAND
My heading says it all. The authors have intentionally made this a difficult book to read and understand, presumably to give it a scientific aura. This book is a total misery.Published 20 months ago by R. Davis
Review "What Darwin Got Wrong"
By J. Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
There is sense of cognitive dissonance in this book that makes it a blast to read,... Read more
This book is written by two academicians, who review the biological literature on evolution. Both are atheists, and they reject two key arguments:
1) They reject the... Read more
The main problem with this book is that the point of it is difficult to extract. The title is misleading, since it implies several wrong things about what the argument is. Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Mortimer Duke
What Darwin Got Wrong,
I enjoyed this book. I did not find it too hard to read, or written in too technical a manner, even though both author's are very well educated with a... Read more
After reading two lengthy book reviews of this book, I finally am able to dive in. In just a few pages, I'm glad I read the reviews because there is a certain amount of science,... Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by MV