A reader, who quite possibly watches too much TV, was struck by these sentences in ENST’s reports on the meltdown among Brazil’s science courtiers when a talented scientist who is sympathetic to ID was appointed to a position assessing higher ed outfits: “A respected university scientist in the field of electrical engineering, Dr. Neto has more than 100 publications to his name. He also has an exceptional record as a leader in higher education in Brazil, the fifth most populous nation on Earth. ”
Anyway, a usually gentle reader writes to say, “If these flappers had any real courage of conviction, they would print sets of every one of the papers and proceed to tear them in half at press conferences, AAAS and Royal Society meetings, on BioLogos videos, etc. Come on Bill Nye! Richard Dawkins! Jerry Coyne! There must be grants for that sort of thing. Templeton? The bar for truth-telling in the public square has been dramatically raised this week.”
But for all those people to practise with 100 academic science papers? Just think of the envirowaste… Maybe it’s better for the environment if they just seethe inwardly. From their point of view, Benedito Neto should never have been allowed to publish papers anyway. Expect them to keep trying to get him and anyone like him.
See also: Evolution News and Science Today’s take on the Brazil flap You know, of course, that Brazil is suddenly drowning in ignorance and superstition now that an ID sympathizer has been appointed to head up a higher ed program assessing U standards.