Monday, August 13, 2007

Scientists, please visit your local Chapters

I want to give a shout out to the folks at biologist helping bookstores, who browse the science sections of local bookstores and move creationist books to the religion section, and astrology to the science fiction section. I applaud you!

If only for entertainment purposes, check out Behe's last book, "the edge of evolution", or better yet, just read dawkin's review. oh snap:

"I had expected to be as irritated by Michael Behe's second book as by his first. I had not expected to feel sorry for him. The first — "Darwin's Black Box" (1996), which purported to make the scientific case for "intelligent design" — was enlivened by a spark of conviction, however misguided. The second is the book of a man who has given up. Trapped along a false path of his own rather unintelligent design, Behe has left himself no escape. Poster boy of creationists everywhere, he has cut himself adrift from the world of real science. And real science, in the shape of his own department of biological sciences at Lehigh University, has publicly disowned him, via a remarkable disclaimer on its Web site: "While we respect Prof. Behe's right to express his views, they are his alone and are in no way endorsed by the department. It is our collective position that intelligent design has no basis in science, has not been tested experimentally and should not be regarded as scientific.""


3 comments:

Kevin Z said...

slightly off topic. do you of any science journal/magazine recycling charity. Like for third-world countries poorer libraries etc. I have oodles of science journals that i am tired of moving around with me.

Bayman said...

that would be a good idea. don't know of one though.

Bayman said...

On the Dawkins quote ouch! That guy can dish out the intellectual bitch-slapping like no one else's business. Looks like he's going to take down ignorance one person at a time...hope I never get on the Dawkins hit list!