Taner Edis

Professor at Department of Physics of Truman State University at Kirksville (USA). While teaching physics, Edis has had a long-standing interest in the history and philosophy of science. He has written numerous articles and books addressing questions concerning pseudoscience, anti-evolutionary movements, and science and religion, particularly in an Islamic context. His latest book is Islam evolving: Radicalism, reformation, and the uneasy relationship with secular West.

Both the scientific and philosophical problems with classic pseudosciences such as astrology and creationism are well known. Most fields of inquiry have controversial areas that inspire suspicions of systematic intellectual malpractice.