I recommend: Arnold Thackray, ed. "Constructing Knowledge in the History
of Science," Osiris, Vol. 10 (Second Series) 1995 as a good source for
current thinking by 'science studies' people.
My concern in this matter is the role that religion (Christianity) has
played in the past and the role that it should play in the future. This is
central to our current discussion of 'theistic science.' I would like to
move from shots at P. Johnson to informed discussion of the broader
issue(s). The pages of PSCF are available.
(2) My comment that the "post modern mood allows Christians in the gate"
follows what others have suggested. The point is that where there are all
sorts of truth in the marketplace, civility (and perhaps logic) requires
that exponents of these views (including Christianity) be allowed in the
university. It was strange to be part of a panel of black-americans, a
native-american and a resentative of a prehistoric tribe who joined me in