Scopes Trial symbolism co-opted in the climate change controversy?
|February 8, 2014||Posted by News under Climate change, Intelligent Design, News, Popular culture|
Wood said he “knows the evolution community intimately” but has never encountered any piece of evidence that he considers “irreconcilable” to his belief in a literal six day creation.
After learning more about evolution, Falk has come to believe that “biology is the process of discovering how God created.”
This chapel discussion was more about modeling respectful dialogue about controversial issues than swaying students to one side or another.
So NBC wouldn’t be interested. No sex, no drugs, no murders. All smart people. = No news.
But the appeal of the Scopes trial endures as an exposition of the fundamental divide: traditional outlooks vs. scientism (= whatever current science lobbies want is the only source of values and truth).
One result is that the idea has got co-opted in the climate change controversy:
Steyn, a Canadian commentator, is being sued by a Penn State climate prof (and climate change advocate). The details are here. The choice of symbolism is interesting. The only thing one can be sure of is that Steyn, an able communicator, reckons that everyone knows what, in the most basic, external sense, he is referring to when he talks about the Scopes Trial. It will be interesting to unpack similarities and differences in the months ahead.
See also: Scopes courthouse debate February 3 probably representative, sources say
Geneticist Todd Wood offers an apology (Feels Tim Stafford’s book misrepresented him)
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