Stefaan Blancke

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Stefaan Blancke (born 1976) is a Belgian sceptic and philosopher of science, who received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2011 from Ghent University.[1]


[edit] Education and research

In 2011, Blancke received a doctorate in philosophy from Ghent University, Belgium, for his dissertation Towards an integrated understanding of creationism in Europe.[1] The dissertation consists of a number of papers published by Blancke and others over several years, including an analysis of Intelligent Design, a discussion of creationism in Europe,[2] and an extensive analysis of creationism in the Netherlands[3] supplemented with a number of observations and recommendations regarding the teaching of evolution and creationism in European classrooms.

Blancke's main research interests lie with pseudoscience,[4] and creationism in particular, as well as evolutionary psychology[5] and anthropology.

[edit] Other activities

Blancke is a semi-prominent sceptic in Belgium, having published several articles on sceptic website Skepp, of which three deal with creationism in Belgium and the Netherlands, and one with anthroposophy.

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[edit] Evolution, creationism and ID

[edit] Pseudoscience in general

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[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blancke, Stefaan (2011). Towards an integrated understanding of creationism in Europe. Historical, philosophical and educational perspectives (Ph.D.). Ghent: Universiteit Gent: Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte. 
  2. Blancke, Stefaan; Hjermitslev, Hans Henrik; Kjærgaard, Peter C. (23 August 2013). "Creationism in Europe: Facts, Gaps, and Prospects". Journal of the American Academy of Religion 81 (4). 
  3. Blancke, Stefaan (14 November 2010). "Creationism in the Netherlands". Zygon. Journal of Religion and Science 45 (4): 795-816. 
  4. Blancke, Stefaan; De Smedt, Johan (2013). "Evolved to be irrational? Evolutionary and cognitive foundations of pseudosciences". In Pigliucci, Massimo; Boudry, Maarten. The philosophy of pseudoscience. Reconsidering the demarcation problem. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. pp. 361-379. 
  5. Boudry, Maarten; De Cruz, Helen; Blancke, Stefaan; De Smedt, Johan. "Het "universele zuur" van de evolutionaire psychologie?". Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 73 (2): 287-305. 
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