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Science is experiencing a massive invasion of post-fact

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From Denyse O’Leary at Evolution News and Views::

Those who still defend a reality-based view of science seem to be slowly losing ground. Overall, science is experiencing a massive invasion of post-fact.

There is a marked difference between the style of the literature that celebrates naturalism in and of itself and the more traditional excitement around, say, finding the Higgs boson. Theory now needs only a tangential relationship to the methods and tools of science. But then perhaps our expectations of science are changing. Possibly many no longer want information so much as they want attitudes they can live with.

What strikes one is the fundamental unseriousness of it all. That would not necessarily matter. Unserious disciplines can often be ignored.

However, there is a looming, much more serious problem, which I hope to explore in more depth later: Efforts are underway to change the rules of science to accommodate theories that seem to have lost touch with evidence More.

See also: How naturalism rots science from the head down

The Big Bang: Put simply,the facts are wrong.

What becomes of science when the evidence does not matter? (fine tuning issue)

6 Replies to “Science is experiencing a massive invasion of post-fact

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    Dionisio says:

    To Whom This May Concern

    Please, note that until the evo-devo literature shows macro-evolutionary cases of biological systems (ca,d1,d2) that rigorously meet the formulation described @1090 in the thread “A third way of evolution?”, any discussion on related topics is pure speculation. Archaic pseudoscientific hogwash shouldn’t be part of any serious explanation.

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    Dionisio says:

    5 months ago God gave me my first grandchild.
    Yesterday I got the second one.
    Grace upon grace.
    Hallelujah!

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    News says:

    Congratulations, Dionisio at 4. Grandchildren have the curious effect of making one feel older and younger at the same time.

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    Dionisio says:

    Thanks!
    Yes, they seem to have a special attractive power over grandparents.
    My 5-month grandson got me all wrapped around his finger and can basically do with me anything. Completely unexplainable phenomenon for the fans of the so-called “strong” AI and the promoters of Darwinian ideas. 🙂

    Yesterday a granddaughter was born.

    My wife and I are enjoying every minute of this new experience as grandparents, after celebrating our 40th anniversary in Canada recently.

    Grace upon grace upon grace.

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    Barb says:

    “Unserious disciplines can often be ignored.”

    Yes, however, when very prominent people (including elected officials) indicate that they believe wholeheartedly in unserious disciplines, then you have a real problem.

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