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Jerry “Why evolution is true” Coyne is retiring

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From UNZ, alternative media:

The Jerry Coyne Retirement

Jerry Coyne, an eminent evolutionary geneticist and all around public intellectual, is retiring, and has posted a bitter sweet and hopeful farewell letter to his conventional scientific career. For the general public Coyne is probably more famous as a New Atheist, though Coyne is actually a vocal atheist of long standing. His most recent book was on that topic, Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. I’m an atheist, but on the balance I demur form many of his positions in regards to religion and science. More precisely, I am quite willing to defend atheism and dismiss religion, but on philosophical or meta-scientific grounds, not scientific grounds as such. More.

We doubt Coyne is retiring from blogging.

By the way, what the heck is “alternative” media? Isn’t the whole point of media to be an alternative to announcements from the government or something?

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If not, cancel all subscriptions now. Why pay extra for more of the same?

4 Replies to “Jerry “Why evolution is true” Coyne is retiring

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    Andre says:

    I must admit it’s sad to see him go, I always enjoyed his public lectures because they always started with a strawman on creationism….

    Example; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekc2Nn03IVM

    But I guess that’s what happens when you’re mad at God for making you love cats……

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    Mapou says:

    Let’s see now. The world is better off thanks to Jerry because of what again?

    But then again, I could ask the same question about many famous scientists.

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    LarTanner says:

    Let’s see now. The world is better off thanks to Jerry because of what again?

    But then again, I could ask the same question about many famous scientists.

    Coyne’s own post on retirement and his career sums up his contribution nicely (link). In the end, he has been an educator and a good one at that.

    But then again, maybe you aren’t really interested because you and your ilk are actually quite nasty people.

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    Virgil Cain says:

    LarTanner:

    In the end, he has been an educator and a good one at that.

    Only time will tell if he was an educator or an indoctrinator. The safe money is on the latter.

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