To my comment:
> What eventually overcomes this opposition, when the ideas are correct,
> are the things Ted Davis attacks: observations and experiments.
> Then by your criteria, the theory of evolution is not "scientific
> knowledge", or is it?
Without doubt, the confidence of scientists in the validity of the theory
of evolution has increased enormously, over many decades now, as a
consequence of observations and experiments. These observations and
experiments are occurring in research laboratories and in field studies on
a daily basis. So, yes, I would call it scientific knowledge. Most
scientists do. Likewise, observations and experiments would provide the
basis for the rejection of the theory if they did provide contrary
evidence. But, in the judgment of most scientists, they have not. As with
all areas of science, there remain perplexing situations that have not
been resolved one way or the other yet.
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