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Unscientific America: the arrogance of scientists

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future (Hardcover)
by Chris Mooney, Sheril Kirshenbaum

I finally got a hold of a copy of this book, and set it aside after five minutes.
Despite the importance of the issues the authors start to kowtow to scientists, who are already sophmorically arrogant enough, and, worse, incapable of doing science on a couple of crucial questions, like evolution.
Being stupid and convinced you are smart is a bad way to be.

It is pointless therefore to castigate the american public for science ignorance if scientists themselves have distorted science into a kind of cult.

Impossible to finish the book. I will try again next week. Meanwhile serious scientists should be asking themselves if they haven’t blown it.
You figure it out.
In any case, scientists already have enough power. What is this obsession for more?

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stephen P. Smith // Aug 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    What is this obsession for more? Answer – Schopenhauer`s will brings on the illusion of victory only to reveal its own mistakes! It is that subtle!

  • 2 Darwiniana » Scientists and hubris // Aug 21, 2009 at 7:29 pm

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