Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Darwinian Fundamentalism As Science Stopper

If you have an iPod, and even if you don't, you should listen to the interviews (one and two) with Walt Ruloff on the blog ID the Future. Ruloff is the Executive Producer for the new film Expelled, starring Ben Stein, due out in February of next year, which was the subject of my last post. Both are interesting listening, and the second one discusses an interview in the film in which a researcher states that certain research never gets published because it undermines Darwinian theory, and researchers are afraid it will prevent them from getting further funding.

Among all the other harms, Darwinian fundamentalism is a science stopper.


At September 08, 2007 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"We may thus think of two-year-old children's cognitive development in the physical domain as still basically equivalent to that of the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees some six million years ago ... but their social cognition as already well down the species-specific path."

This conclusion doesn't seem valid to me, if the comparison is between 2 year old children and fully developed chimpanzees, as the article appears to indicate.
It mystifies me how so much money can get spent on this pointless research when the research of proponents of design is not only not funded but not reported...


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