Scientific Denial

Amazing that so many scientists are reported as denying Darwinian evolution. Steve Jones in The Telegraph.

The growing tide of fact‑denial is a statement of failure, not by students but by their teachers, up to and including those at university level. We do our best, I think, but faced with schools or faith groups that get their ignorance in first, we seem to be fighting a losing battle.

Well, I’d say they need to start by teaching quality, rather than claiming to be “right”. Science is always incomplete and contingent, but there are places where science has no value (first-cause) or limited value (psychology, for short, or any metaphysical philosophy of science).

Even theist Francis Collins says:

Evolution is as solid a theory as gravity.

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