A friend sends info re this National Geographic edition, reinforcing the essential message: Fund us, you twits We are science! For example:
“Those of us in the science-communication business are as tribal as anyone else, he told me. We believe in scientific ideas not because we have truly evaluated all the evidence but because we feel an affinity for the scientific community. When I mentioned to Kahan that I fully accept evolution, he said, “Believing in evolution is just a description about you. It’s not an account of how you reason.”
Look, anyone who “believes in” evolution is either a twit or a ripoff artist looking for funding from public service unions (or some similar group). Evolution isn’t something we should believe in any more than we should believe in the commutative law or Newton’ equations. Such concepts either explain things or they don’t.
They are not worshipped. They pay their way or are booted.