Scientism Fails Another Defense

March 12, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

A physicist’s latest attempt to justify scientism reveals a deplorable ignorance of history, logic and philosophy of science.

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Spin or Sin

November 1, 2011 in AwardsBible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationHumanityIntelligent DesignIssuesMediaMind and BrainOriginsPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

You are bureau chief for a science news organization. Your job is to convince the public that science is right, and their doubts are wrong. You believe in reason and evidence, but you are frustrated that large segments of the population doubt the scientific consensus on certain hot-topic issues. The way to reach them, you say, is by coaxing people they already respect to convey the message, and use graphics to present the evidence. Sound reasonable?

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