Re: [asa] Expelled

From: David Campbell <pleuronaia@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Apr 25 2008 - 14:37:22 EDT

> Ben Stein is challenging 'Big Science.' Are any people at ASA wishing to
> defend Big Science against his critique? One simply cannot escape from the
> topic of 'scientism' when mentioning the film 'Exposed.' It is the
> view/cinematographical narrative that identifies ideology and bullying and
> asks people to confront it for what it is, and not to avoid it or sanction
> it as 'normalni'.

By accepting the claim that evolution entails scientism and by doing a
poor critique, the movie to me does more to endorse scientism than to
counter it. Of course, conversely Dawkins is one of the best
arguments against atheism.

-- 
Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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