Some of us have been reflecting on the effect of the COVID-19 panic on the public estimation of science. Here’s an article on the “useful idiot” problem among science journals.
Put this one in the “the more things change, the more they stay the same” category. Though he was speaking to an English audience nearly 90 years ago, Churchill could have very well been addressing the American people yesterday afternoon. The worst difficulties from which we suffer do not come from without. They come from Read More…
At Evolution News and Science Today, we learn that Darrel Falk is still around? Why do people care about Christian evolutionism when even the big Darwin guys like Kevin Laland are looking for non-Darwin answers?
Torres makes quite clear that, to get on at Salon, you’d have to be a stiletto Stalinist. The new atheists have the advantage of at least being interesting people.
Hey, we’ve always given them that. And who cares about Salon anyhow?
Well, maybe that depends on what you mean by “revolution”. How about just allowing facts to be stated calmly and without prejudice?:
Among more thoughtful people, the term “science” has taken one heck of a beating. When this is all over, we hope it still means something other than “whatever bureaucrats enforce .
If no one has ever been able to demonstrate in real life that an alarm clock assembles itself all by itself, why should I believe that a life form does? Why should that be taught in school? Can’’t we just say that we don’t know? It’s really a matter of belief. Or not, as the case may be. No one should be persecuted for doubt in such a case.
Overlooked, because it is politically incorrect, is the fact that — most likely — the father of the child was not even on the scene. In reality, if the selfish gene mattered much, Dad would have been on the scene. The situation is indistinguishable from people not caring enough to make a difference.
Anthony Fauci is a liar. No reasonable person doubts that. Yet he remains an icon of progressives, who continue to hang on his every utterance. This is mystifying. Or it would be if we did not know that for progressives the “narrative” is for more important than the truth. Here is a convenient summary of Read More…
ID science is being applied at a practical level to determine if COVID-19 is a natural or artificial organism. In an article in the Wall Street Journal, we get everything short of an explicit reference to Dembski’s explanatory filter: Now the damning fact. It was this exact sequence that appears in CoV-2. Proponents of zoonotic Read More…
The invasion: Live radio feeds: We must not forget the price paid to recover liberty under law. END
It is highly relevant and timely to now ponder “Big-S Science and appeals to official consensus i/l/o the logic of the pessimistic induction and what warrant entails,” with “degrees of warrant, open mindedness and tolerance/diversity.” It is probably best to start with the pessimistic induction, here, via SEP: If one considers the history of scientific Read More…
To summarize Scientism of the Gaps: No mountain too high, no river so wide that sheer chaos cannot contrive to create an inextricably interlinked system that seamlessly navigates it. Even though chaos never works that way in your own life, you must believe — if you are really science-friendly — that it works that way at the foundation of all of life, the entire universe and all that.
A friend writes to draw our attention to this sentence: “Life met this challenge by evolving molecular chaperones that can minimize protein misfolding and aggregation, even under stressful out-of-equilibrium conditions favoring aggregation.” “Life” is a busy little bee, no? If this were not evolutionary biology, we would talk in terms of purpose and design. Oh but, whoops, they do talk in terms of purpose and design. But none dare call it that.
In an age when the Raging Woke parasitize the world of ideas, banning everyone from Frank Turek through Richard Dawkins from public life (when not out setting fires and assaulting the non-Woke), it is worth nothing that Shermer’s 2020 book Giving the Devil His Due, is a defense of intellectual freedom.