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Beckwith’s self-defense against Darwin lobby is academic bestseller

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Okay, it’s not Stephen King, but no scholar ever is.

Recently, the journal Synthese had to put a disclaimer on an article written by a Darwin lobbyist about Baylor scholar Frank Beckwith (philosophy and church-state studies*). I am happy to say that, as of this date, his has become the most downloaded article. That is a positive sign for academic life in general, just when we thought they’d fall clear down to China, and out into space. But there is, after all, a bottom somewhere.

here is the first story on the subject (what happened), here is a backgrounder, and here are some reflections.

* In previous posts, I had assumed he was a law prof, and will correct that error.


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