Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Those "Pop-Pseudoscience" Books

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published: mardi 6 février 2007 11:13:56

Many critics have long complained about Intelligent Design books published for popular consumption. As one participant of our blog argued:

No one can stop you from inferring an intelligent designer, just as no one can stop you from inferring a real Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy. If you want convince others, however, then get off your lazy a** and do some actual research that produces positive results. Pop pseudoscience books with wild unsubstantiated claims (i.e. Privileged Planet) and empty internet verbiage will never cut it in the rigorous scientific world…

While I can certainly appreciate the desire to see ID “cut it in the rigorous scientific world,” it’s not clear that ID hypotheses can be accommodated and processed in the current scientific milieu. But that’s not the main point for today.

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