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PZ Myers: The Anti-Authoritarian Authoritarian

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Is there a religious influence and authoritarian tradition in science? Evolutionists such as PZ Myers reject any such notion. Though Myers relies on the usual theological truth claims that are fundamental to evolution, he is sure that science is free of all such nonsense. When he is not busy shutting down scientific inquiry with religious dictates, he reassures his readers that science is a process that empowers questioning and change.  Read more

3 Replies to “PZ Myers: The Anti-Authoritarian Authoritarian

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    CannuckianYankee says:

    So Meyers is “pretty certain” there is no god based on his idea of what the universe would be like if there was a god. Pretty speculative if you ask me.

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    Barb says:

    I don’t know about religious influence (although great scientists such as Newton and Galileo inferred God’s handiwork from their scientific studies), but authoritarian tradition in science is well known. The argumentum ad populum logical fallacy is dragged out by nearly every person (scientist or not) writing about evolution. Science, done right, should empower questioning and change, if necessary. Science rests on evidence, not dogma and not the rhetoric of scientists blinded by ideology.

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    vividbleau says:

    So Meyers is “pretty certain” there is no god based on his idea of what the universe would be like if there was a god. Pretty speculative if you ask me.”

    Ironically it is a theological objection which is rather odd coming from the likes of Myers.

    Vivid

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