That is, about an ID sympathizer having an admin post high up in the government science bureaucracy. Quoting from the freakout at Science, one commentator remarks,
As I said, the author of the article doesn’t seem to be able to investigate an issue, since he calls Dr. Neto a “creationist.” I realize that the term is very broad, but there is no indication that Dr. Neto is a creationist. In fact, all he has stated is that Intelligent Design should be introduced in Brazil’s basic educational curriculum. I suspect that he is an advocate of intelligent design for that reason, but that doesn’t make him a creationist. Dr. David Berlinski is an advocate of Intelligent Design, and he doesn’t even believe in God. However, if you are a lazy writer, it is easier to falsely label a person than it is to actually investigate what that person believes.
In any event, I can’t help but see this as a step in the right direction. The progress of science depends on questioning the scientific consensus. Whether or not it was intentional, Brazil’s government decided to appoint someone who is skeptical of the consensus in a position of influence when it comes to science education.Jay L. Wile, “The Inquisition Is Furious About Brazil!” at Proslogion
Actually, the guy will mostly be an administrator and it’s interesting how few people seem to want to judge how good an administrator he is.
See also: Brazil Picks ID Sympathizer As Science Boffin; Science Media Henhouse In Total Flap
2 Replies to “The Darwin inquisition, we are told, is furious about Brazil”
I wouldn’t quite say that the greatest advances come from QUESTIONING the consensus. More like IGNORING the consensus and listening to Nature instead of human delusions (aka theories).
Sometimes the consensus is accidentally correct. Automatically rebelling is just as bad as automatically obeying.
An intelligent comment.
Hehehe. This made me laugh 🙂
The darwinian cult is cancer.