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Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Oh, that old Orwellian twist

Most of the coverage of the newest quarrel about evolution is allowing evolution's enemies to frame the debate as a contest between scientific theories, rather than what it is — a religious challenge to an overwhelming scientific consensus.

The Columbia Journalism Review explores the art, however crude, of intruding extraneous and irrelevant notions into scientific discourse and treating those notions as if they have scientific merit, although they do not have the exhaustive testing behind them that scientific hypotheses do. We do, after all, live in the neo-Dark Ages. This article explains the technique of darkening.

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