Saturday, November 25, 2006

Should professional societies issue position statements at all?

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Categories : Intelligent Design, Science

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published: samedi 25 novembre 2006 19:41:53

Take a look at Ross McKitrick’s recent remarks on the subject of position statements from professional societies:

http://climatesci.atmos.colostate.edu/2006/11/23/should-scientific-societies-issue-position-statements-by-ross-mckitrick

He argues against the practice of societies issuing position statements. This has direct application to the ID debate and the public statements issued by the AAAS, NAS, AAS, etc. Here are two particularly insightful paragraphs from McKitrick’s post:

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