Re: [asa] Believing Scripture but Playing by Science’s Rules

From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Mon Feb 12 2007 - 08:49:21 EST

I want to comment on these closing lines from the Times article:

<Dr. Dini, of Texas Tech, agreed. Scientists “ought to make certain the people they are conferring advanced degrees on understand the philosophy of science and are indeed philosophers of science,” he said. “That’s what Ph.D. stands for.”>

It's a nice sentiment, but I doubt that most scientists have much understanding of the philosophy of science. And what "philosophy of science" means to Dini is probably not what it means to Marcus Ross, or even me. There are various approaches to philosophy of science, and I suspect that Dini is thinking of something pretty strongly positivistic.

List members may recall that I mentioned Ross some time back, in connection with talking about Kurt Wise and Paul Nelson as YECs with a new attitude--an attitude not appreciated in many YEC circles. I noted his contribution to the DVD on the Cambrian explosion that he did with Steve Meyer, esp the fact that he apparently accepted the earth's great age for purposes of doing the DVD.


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