Monday, March 16, 2009

New Scientist on Spotting Religious Agendas in Science

Apparently New Scientist magazine yanked an article on spotting religious agendas in science because of complaints about it. Not being one to let complainers control the rest of us, I checked out the article and found it a worthy read. It might not be a bad idea to have copies of these handy to give away at relevant public events. The more people that understand the games the creationists are playing, the better able to deal with them they will be, as the article concludes:

It is crucial to the public's intellectual health to know when science really is science. Those with a religious agenda will continue to disguise their true views in their effort to win supporters, so please read between the lines.

New Scientist, get your priorities straight. Few topics are as relevant for a science magazine as is that of knowing how to tell science from pseudoscience.

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