A Brazilian friend advises me that Great Errors in Science , which highlights the importance of academic freedom in the sciences, is available in Portuguese. He explains more at his Portuguese-languageÃ‚Â blog. Apparently, three articles were written by Brazilian “Ivy league equivalent” professors that my friend has the good fortune to know.
My friend, who has a copy, quotes,
Science is not only a vital activity for the survival and development of humanity. It is also one of the most beautiful productions of human intelligence. But only the acceptance of its limited character, partial and uncertain can avoid that it transforms itself into a fossilized belief system
But that, of course, is precisely what Darwinism has become, complete with ridiculous hagiography.
By the way, here is an interesting essay on the decline of academic freedom in the United States (in English), featuring Wendy Kaminer. She notes the curious – and worriesome – morph of college students into “young authoritarians.”
Come to think of it, the only really vast change I have ever personally seen in a species over time has been the evolution of the rules-challenged college student into the sullen young authoritarian, who aims at suppressing any idea that challenges him.
The Darwinists can have them all, in my view. Every one. I will take the rest.
Note: My friend has asked me to note that Darwin’s Lamarckist tendencies are discussed in the puiblication.