Dennett on IDC

Not read this yet. Thanks to Will Wilkinson for the link.

Worth reading, for Dennett’s writing style. Nice non-committal reference to the Cold Fusion case, as other scientists rushed to prove / disprove. He concludes with

“Since there is no content [in Intelligent Design Creationism], there is no “controversy” to teach about in biology class. But here is a good topic for a high school course on current events and politics: Is intelligent design a hoax? And if so, how was it perpetrated?”

I agree, what is much more interesting is how the acceptance of ideas like IDC spread through a culture.

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