Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Crank Alert II "Although the postmodern era questions everything else—the possibility of knowledge, basic morality and reality itself—critical discussion of Darwin is taboo. While evolutionary biologists test Darwin’s hypothesis in every experiment they conduct, the basic premise of evolution remains an [sic] scientific Holy of Holies, despite our absurd skepticism in other areas....Biologists continue to recite the worn credo, “the central, unifying principle of biology is the theory of evolution.” But where would physics be if Einstein had been forced to chant, “the central, unifying principle of physics is Newtonian theory,” until he could not see beyond its limitations?" -Richard Halvorson, Confessions of a Skeptic, The Harvard Crimson.


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