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Michael Flannery on Ken Miller’s podcast at Scientific American: “More nonsense”

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Podcast with Steve Minsky:  A transcript is to be made available.

Science historian Michael Flannery is, we hear, not a fan of Brown University Darwinian biochemist Ken Miller’s new book, The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will. Re the accompanying podcast, he writes,

More nonsense from Miller. Miller’s new book is largely science and theology “explained” by double talk. He argues for human uniqueness and then proceeds to argue against it. He argues for free willl and then proceeds to argue against it. He complains about the term “Darwinism” and then uses the term himself (repeatedly). He talks about design only to argue against it. He writes against what he calls the “scientific creationists” only to do so by means of the straw men he creates in their image. Miller’s book is poor theology (Miller insists he is a “religious person”) defended by bad science. The only things consistent with Miller are his glib certainties, repeated references to his schooling, name dropping, and arrogance. I’ll have much more to say on this in my review of The Human Instinct.

Wethinks you can barbecue your dinner over Flannery’s forthcoming review. 😉

See also: Is the term Darwinism a “scientific slur”? (Ken Miller has claimed so.)


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