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The Fundamentalist Attack on Science: A Problem That Won't Just Disappear

Morris, Stephen (2006) The Fundamentalist Attack on Science: A Problem That Won't Just Disappear. In: [2006] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 20th Biennial Mtg (Vancouver) > PSA 2006 Contributed Papers.

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    While “Intelligent Design” has garnered increasing support in America, its critics have been hesitant to address it publicly. In this paper I argue that it is important for defenders of evolution to take the supporters of intelligent design head-on. I refute the notion that the best way of addressing the threat posed by intelligent design is by ignoring it. I point out how academics’ unwillingness to speak publicly on the issue of intelligent design is symptomatic of a general reticence towards communicating with the public. Finally, I argue that this reticence is detrimental both to science and the general welfare.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Evolution Religion Society Education
    Subjects: General Issues > Science and Religion
    Conferences and Volumes: [2006] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 20th Biennial Mtg (Vancouver) > PSA 2006 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Stephen Morris
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 2954
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2954

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