Re: [asa] Expelled

From: David Campbell <>
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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